Beer-friendly church meets at bar

Oct. 20, 2009 at 6:42 PM

JANESVILLE, Wis., Oct. 20 (UPI) -- A Wisconsin woman who leads weekly church services at a pub where people can pray, drink and take a smoke too says it is perfect for preaching to the "wounded."

Kathy Price of Beloit said The Red Door ministry holds services at 10:30 a.m. every Sunday at the Willowdale Saloon in Janesville for about a dozen or so parishioners, the Beloit (Wis.) Daily News reported Tuesday.

"I want the people who don't want to go to church, those who are wounded and broken, especially from religion," Price said.

She said the idea behind her congregation is acceptance of people as they are.

"I love them where they are at rather than where they are supposed to be," Price said. "There's nobody I refuse to fellowship with. I'd much rather hang out with someone who is broken, than someone who thinks they don't have any need."

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