People rant. Have you noticed? And people think the ranters represent the rest of the people ranters rant in favour of. Or at least don't rant against. Ranters need to be separated from the rest of us. Then things like this happen and we glimpse what is what - and what remains a puzzle. :
[Idaho Senator] Crapo's effort, with senators from Oregon, Massachusetts and Maine, illustrates the deep bond between Idaho Mormons and the beer industry. Mormon farmers raise barley for Budweiser and Negra Modelo beers, and last year, Mormons in the Idaho Legislature helped kill a plan to raise beer and wine taxes to fund drug treatment, fearing it could hurt farmers. Crapo touted the tax cut for brewers during a recent appearance at the Portneuf Valley Brewing Co. in Pocatello and said his position is simple: He won't impose his own religious beliefs on others, especially when it could affect a growing industry. "The (Idaho) wine industry is growing, too," he told The Associated Press. "I'll probably get asked to help the wine growers out. And I probably will."
I like this. Right now there's a little too much intolerant crack pot-ism going around for my liking. So it's good to see a community asking questions about its principles and factoring in the issue of tolerance. Yet the ethical conundrum remains compelling - does the believer grow for malt or not? Are the people who drink the beer made with the malt bad, misled or just on another path? I like this.