The Untold Story!

By David J. Stewart | November 2006

The Reality Of Booze!

Photo to Right: The Chicago United Mission at 34 S. Desplaines in downtown Chicago where I spent my childhood.  My father directed the mission for over 15 years, and I tagged along almost daily.  The famed Legion Hotel cannot be seen to the right of the building; but Al Capone was a regular there in it's heyday. 

Alcohol is a much bigger problem than the beer companies and beer drinkers would like for us to think. There's an untold story. Every year, millions of people are victimized, one way or another, by alcoholic beverages. Children especially, are hurt because of booze. 

I grew up in Chicago. My father was a Skidrow minister in downtown Chicago, directing the Chicago United Mission at 34 S. Desplaines for many years. Before that, he was the assistant director of the Christian Industrial League (another mission). My father often preached at the Olive Branch Mission and the Pacific Garden Mission, and I would tag along as a child, observing all that was happening. 

My mother often played the piano. I would quote a verse or two. I simply cannot tell you how many men and women I saw lying in the gutter, literally, because of booze. I saw many dead bodies in my years growing up around Skidrow, and the police paddywagon that came to collect the bodies. Only God fully knows the amount of evil caused because of alcohol. 

Listen friend, I can show you a few pictures and some statistics on my website, but you simply do not know the hellishness of alcohol until you've spent your youth growing up around Skidrow. I cannot possibly convey to you the images forever engrained in my mind of men lying drunk by garbage pails. I regularly walking over battered bodies in the doorway of the mission, of men drinking paint-thinner to satisfy their ungodly addiction to alcohol. 

My father provided shelter for over 100 men each night, a bowl of soup, some bread and butter, and a cold floor to sleep on (but not as cold as the sidewalk). Men were provided with clothing to use for blankets. There simply weren't enough beds for a hundred people. Cardboard or old donated clothing was tossed upon the floor for the men to sleep on. There were some poor women too. It was a common practice for sleepers to cover their heads at night, because the rats would sometimes crawl over them on the floor. Rats were a constant problem in downtown Chicago. I've caught many rats in my time— “super-rats” as big as a full-grown cat! The one common denominator I saw amongst the poor in all my years of helping my father on Skidrow was ALCOHOL! 

I've stood at my father's side during many funerals he was asked to conduct. It was just me, my dad, and the corpse! No family! No loved ones! The beer companies won't show you this. Alcohol will take you to a lonely grave and the pits of Hell! As Chicago's urban development came into force, they closed down most of the missions. There was no help for the poor where there was once help. As a result, hundreds of poor people literally froze to death on the streets of Chicago. Drinking alcohol numbs the body to the point that you don't realize you're freezing to death. Many of them didn't even realize they were dying. Alcohol has caused untold multitudes of victims to freeze to death. So you see, there's a very good reason why I fight uncompromisingly against alcohol—because I grew up around Skidrow and I know firsthand where the road of alcohol often leads! 

BOOZE Kills! BOOZE Steals! BOOZE Destroys!

Helpful Information to Fight Against Alcohol!

According to CNN medical correspondent Dr. Steve Salvatore...

It doesn't take much!

Alcohol effects graphic

Actually, a driver can be impaired with a U.S. blood-alcohol level as low as .03.

When you drink alcohol, it goes straight from the stomach to the bloodstream. Alcohol can be detected in the blood as fast as five minutes after drinking, and its effects -- most obvious in the central nervous system - peak in about 30 to 45 minutes.

Alcohol depresses the central nervous system which, in turn, impairs motor function, motor performance, speech and eye movements. These skills are not only slowed down, they are performed more inaccurately. Alcohol also affects the ability to think and reason clearly. -SOURCE

Do you see the great DECEPTION of the .08 BAC legal limit? At just .05 BAC, the human body is already experiencing impairment of coordination. This is serious folks! What is wrong with our legislatures? Are they brain dead? Get this ... our very SAME government which sets the BAC legal limit at .08, also states the following...

“The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's (NHTSA) position on the relationship between blood alcohol concentration and driving is that driving performance degrades after just one drink.”

Am I missing something here? If the NHTSA (our government) admits that even ONE ALCOHOLIC DRINK degrades a person's driving performance, then why in the name of common sense doesn't our government's lawmakers lower the BAC to equate to ONE DRINK? Tragically, our government leaders are playing games with people's lives, and people ARE DYING!

  Alcohol tastes and feels good, but is rotten to the core!

The following helpful chart is from OHS Health and Safety Services Incorporated ...


Remember-  your sex, health, state of mind make all these expectations a bit variable.


1 drink








90 - 109









110 - 129









130 - 149









150 - 169









170 - 189









190 - 209









210 - 229









230 & UP









For the purposes of this chart, “One Drink” =12 oz. Beer or 4 oz. Wine or 1 1/4 oz. 80-Proof Liquor.  If you prefer 18 oz. cans of beer or 90-Proof Liquor, you need a different chart!

BAC of .01% to .05%

Some-to-great loss of judgment and coordination, thinking dulled, changes in mood and behavior.  A BAC of 0.02% at many U.S. companies will require that an employee be relieved of duty for 24 hours and at 0.04 they will be fired.  In an organization with a "zero-tolerance" policy as regards alcohol use, you will be fired if you test at 0.001% (which is less than 0.010%)



BAC of .05% to .08%

Functioning ability definitely impaired. Walking, speech, and hand movements clumsy. Blurred, split, or tunnel vision may occur. Judgment and equipment operating ability impaired. Chance of accident is greatly increased by up to 300% or more.



BAC of .08% and over

Functioning and judgment very seriously affected. Responses greatly slowed. Behavior greatly affected. Very high risk of accident. In most U.S. States, with a BAC of .08% or higher, you will be arrested if driving a car. 

CLICK HERE for the BAC levels in each U.S. State at which you will be (and should be!) arrested if you are caught driving a car while under the influence of alcohol. 

As anyone can clearly see from the chart above, having even ONE 12oz. DRINK of beer can cause a person weighing over 200 LBS. to have a BAC of up to .05!!! What strikes me as strange, and a definite double-standard, is that many companies will fire an employee who comes to work with a BAC of .04% or more; but the legal system won't do anything to punish that person for driving under the influence until their BAC hits .08. Why the double-standard? Why are private companies more concerned about their employees than our government's lawmakers are about it's own people who entrusted them to power? Something smells rotten in Washington!

“The saloon is the sum of all villainies. It is worse than war or pestilence. It is the crime of crimes.  It is the parent of crimes and the mother of sins. It is the appalling source of misery and crime in the land. And to license such an incarnate fiend of hell is the dirtiest, low-down, damnable business on top of this old earth.”Billy Sunday

Faces Of Drunk Driving! | Every Face Tells A Story | Alcohol: Public Enemy #1 (Pastor Castle)


The Truth About Alcohol...

When Will People Learn?

car crashWAIRARAPA TIMES-AGE--August 5th, 2002 | ALCOHOL and speed have again been linked to a serious crash in Wairarapa. The single-car crash occurred about 10.45 p.m. on Saturday night on Upper Plain Road. Both occupants in the car had to cut from the wreckage.

Masterton Senior Sergeant Geoff Reid said the passenger, Bernadette Keen, 46, of Wellington, suffered severe injuries to her left hand after all her fingers were ground off and had to be recovered from underneath the car. She also suffered serious head and chest injuries and is in the neurosurgical ward at Wellington Hospital.

Did you read that? ... “all her fingers were ground off and had to be recovered from underneath the car.” Does that sound like a Miller High Life to you?  It appears to me that Budweiser is much DUMBER than wiser. Red Dog? mean "Dead Dog?" The Word of God WARNS us about the deceitfulness of alcohol in Proverb 20:1; but people don't listen ... “Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging: and whosoever is deceived thereby is not wise.” The word "deceived" comes from the Hebrew word “shagah” and means “a deceiver.” Thus, alcohol is a deceiver! The PROOF is in the news, in the statistics, in the broken families, in the emergency rooms, and in the cemetery. 

"Preaching will close more taverns than Alcoholics Anonymous will"
-Pastor Jack Hyles (1926-2001), quoted from chapter seventeen of Dr. Hyle's inspiring book, Teaching on Preaching.

Hypocritical Beer Companies and Lawmakers

Alcohol Suspected In Deadly Crash

Photo to Right: SEATTLE - September 5th, 2005 | A woman was killed in a car crash on Interstate 5.  Washington State Troopers suspect alcohol was a factor.

There is a great hypocrisy in America, by the numerous beer producers who propagate the SMOKESCREEN, “Don't drink and drive.” The FACT is that millions of Americans get into their cars and drive away daily after having at least one drink of beer. According to our government's own National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), these drivers are extremely dangerous. That's what the NHTSA said: JUST ONE DRINK degrades a driver's ability to drive properly! 

If the beer companies truly meant what they are saying, then they would have their lawyers lobby for laws restricting drinkers from driving at all; but they don't. So while the wealthy beer companies are preaching “live responsibly” and “don't drink and drive”; they are simultaneously doing absolutely nothing to keep people from driving after having one drink of beer. Why don't they put their money where their mouth is? 

It's no different than all of the lying Republican presidents who profess to be pro-life concerning abortion. George W. Bush has been hailed as a great humanitarian by ignorant Christians for passing his partial-birth abortion ban, which only prevents women from having abortions during actual labor. You and me both know that 99.99% of all abortions happen long before the actual birth occurs. In fact, the Bush Administration has given a sickening $1,500,000,000 to Planned Parenthood (i.e., Planned Herodhood), the largest provider of abortions in the United States!!! U.S. Republican Presidents are accomplices to abortion

So you see, we have long been deceived by liars and fraudsters, who claim to be against abortion in order to get the vote of conservatives; but those politicians are in reality as liberal as can be. The beer companies are liars just the same, leading the public to believe that they are genuinely concerned about alcohol-abusive-drivers; yet, they do nothing to stop, or even condemn, the millions of drinkers who drive daily AFTER drinking. 

The term “don't drink and drive” implies refraining from drinking alcohol WHILE driving; but it doesn't discourage people from drinking BEFORE they drive. It's crazy, and hypocritical. Police nationwide are paid to enforce laws prohibiting drinkers from commuting with open alcohol containers in their car; but what about the 3-beers they drank BEFORE they started driving? As long as their BAC is .079 or lower, they're considered legally sober, even though the government's own NHTSA states that such drivers are potentially dangerous. 

This is a major loophole in the legal system, and the reason why so many people are still being maimed, victimized, and murdered by drivers under the influence. The legal BAC of .08 is a ridiculous joke, a travesty of justice, and a mockery to the entire legislative system. This is all a big game that the wealthy beer companies, their crooked wealthy lawyers, and the gutless wealthy politicians have concocted to sucker the American people. Do you really think that a person with a Blood-Alcohol-Content of .07 is NOT a danger to others? You're out of your mind if you think so!

Drinking Beer is Selfish!

We read in Galatians 5:14 in the Bible, "For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this; Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself." I just don't understand why anyone would want to risk all the possible dangers associated with consuming alcoholic beverages, except that they don't care about anyone except them self. 

In fact, I have to wonder if they even care about themselves. I've stood over the graves of victims of alcohol-impaired-drivers, and I've witnessed the bitter tears by their families as the coffins were lowered into the dirt. The Word of God declares drunkenness a sin (Galatians 5:21). Wherever you find sin and evil in this world—you will also find alcoholic beverages. Sin and alcoholic beverages are inseparable! God calls alcohol “a deceiver” in Proverb 20:1, and you would be wise to run away from it before it makes you regret the day you were born. 

"Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging: and whosoever is deceived thereby is not wise" —Proverb 20:1

Faces Of Drunk Driving! | Every Face Tells A Story

Teens Drink One-Fifth of U.S. Alcohol! | Flying and Alcohol

Beer Soaks America (exposing the lying propaganda of the beer industry)

The above picture speaks 1,000 words. The beer industry hypocritically tells teens not to drink alcohol until they are 21, while those same companies saturate American culture with booze, booze, booze! Consequently, underaged drinking is an epidemic problem in America!

Scriptures Condemning Drinking Strong Drink

Judges 13:4, Now therefore beware, I pray thee, and drink not wine nor strong drink, and eat not any unclean thing.

1st Samuel 1:15, And Hannah answered and said, No, my lord, I am a woman of a sorrowful spirit: I have drunk neither wine nor strong drink, but have poured out my soul before the LORD.

Proverb:20:1, Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging: and whosoever is deceived thereby is not wise.

Proverb 31:4, It is not for kings, O Lemuel, it is not for kings to drink wine; nor for princes strong drink.

Isaiah 5:22, Woe unto them that are mighty to drink wine, and men of strength to mingle strong drink.

Isaiah 24:9, “They shall not drink wine with a song; strong drink shall be bitter to them that drink it.”

Isaiah 28:7, But they also have erred through wine, and through strong drink are out of the way; the priest and the prophet have erred through strong drink, they are swallowed up of wine, they are out of the way through strong drink; they err in vision, they stumble in judgment.

“I've stood for more sneers and scoffs and insults and had my life threatened from one end of the land to the other by this God-forsaken gang of thugs and cutthroats because I have come out uncompromisingly against them.” —Billy Sunday

Alcohol Kills!

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Hear Billy Sunday's "Booze Kills!" (MP3)

Hear Billy Sunday on Prohibition (MP3)

The Salvation of a Nation (by Pastor Jack Hyles)

Jesus and Wine (No, Jesus did NOT make alcoholic wine!)

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The Truth About Booze — Part 1 | The Truth About Booze — Part 2 (Pastor Jeff Owens)

Click to hear the needful MP3 sermon, Alcohol Public Enemy #1 (by Pastor Danny Castle)
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“I tell you that the curse of God Almighty is on the saloon.” —Billy Sunday

“Whiskey and beer are all right in their place, but their place is in hell.” —Billy Sunday

“The man who votes for the saloon is pulling on the same rope with the devil, whether he knows it or not.” —Billy Sunday

“Preaching will close more taverns than Alcoholics Anonymous will.”

—Pastor Jack Hyles (1926-2001), quoted from chapter seventeen of Dr. Hyle's inspiring book, Teaching on Preaching.

Billy Sunday (1862-1935)

Beer is for fools!!! 

“Whiskey and beer are all right in their place, but their place is in hell.”  —Billy Sunday

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