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by Randy Cassingham

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If There’s No Beer, Why Go There?
Despite a new Miller beer ad showing partying angels quaffing their brew, there’s no beer in Heaven, insists Rev. Edward Smart of Newark, N.J. Saying the TV commercial is blasphemous, Smart says it is “theologically dangerous to assume that angels in Heaven ...are alcoholics.” The Religiously Correct minister claims the spot “says that God sanctions beer, alcohol [and] substance abuse,” but “God doesn’t [sanction] that.” Miller is unrepentant. “We have received a tremendous amount of positive feedback,” a spokeswoman says. “People get that it’s very lighthearted.” (AP) ...Except for the people who think God has no sense of humor.
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