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Preachy Bar Managers Stir Brewhaha

London bar flies revolt against lofty ideals of Christian couple
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted Jul 6, 2008 2:00 PM CDT

(Newser) – Praise the Lord and pass the beer—or at least that's the vision a devout Christian couple may have had for the London pub they were hired to manage. But patrons found the couple's preachy exhortations to prayer, Bible quizzes, and ban on cursing and gambling downright annoying.

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"You can't run a pub and not swear," grumbled one regular. "If they are Christians, they should run a church, not a bloody pub." Earnings fell so steeply that the pub owner fired them. But they've now barricaded themselves with three of their children in the apartment above the pub. Their case will go before a tribunal later this month. (Read more beer stories.)

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