The Rev. Scott Moore said he knows who had a hand in the deciding vote that kept Rogersville dry Tuesday.
“I told my wife if we win by one vote, that means God cast a vote in this decision,” the Rogersville First Baptist Church pastor said after learning the town voted 219-218 against legalizing alcohol sales.
“I’m just thrilled we had one more vote no than yes,” Moore said. “It’s amazing how much difference one vote can make in a race.”
Moore said former Alabama football star Siran Stacy spoke Sunday in Rogersville about the dangers of alcohol, and he believes that made an impact. Stacy’s wife and four of his children were killed in a car accident involving a drunken driver.
Moore believes the no vote is a statement from the town.
Yes, it does seem to be a statement.
That the people of Rogersville would rather people went driving for their drink so that yet more families can suffer the appalling tragedy that that of Mr. Stacy did.
There are times when localism is a really good idea: having a few pints and then meandering home being one of them.
\”Meander\” to mean bouncing off a few lamposts while riding Shank\’s Pony rather than Detroit\’s finest.