The new ruling is not good news for Budweiser Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia. BBC was established in November of 2005, with the soul purpose of creating a church which legally abided by the previous NFL policy. The old policy only allowed organizations (especially sports bars and restaurants) which broadcast games as a normal part of their business, to continue to do so Superbowl Sunday. "Budweiser Baptist was formed to make NFL and other sports games viewing a normal part of our services," said pastor Victor Michaels. "With the new NFL ruling, we are concerned that we've lost our competitive advantage for Superbowl 43."
"I'm proceeding as normal," said Burris Plaxsy, Audio-Visual Minister. "We may see some drop-off in attendance with the now-legal viewing competition from the nearby Baptist churches. But I'm confident that our permit to sell alcohol will make the difference.
A. J. Simpson, pastor of Millerville Baptist, disagrees. "Serving alcohol does not give Budweiser Baptist a clear advantage. We will have 3 viewing rooms. The sanctuary will have the largest screen and permit open audiences, including those who bring their own beer. For those do not feel comfortable having their children in the same service with the adults, the children's church minister will take the toddlers to the fellowship hall for an alcohol-free environment. We'll also have a big screen in the nursery for those with noisy babies."
Whether you are a Cardinal or a Steeler fan, TBNN encourages you and your family to attend the worship service of your choice Sunday evening.