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Temple of Bacchus #55430

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Aug 29, 1978
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(Studio) Report on solution to problem in Wells, ME.
REPORTER: Max Robinson

(Wells, ME) Efforts of Bishop H. Carlisle Estes and Vincent Cardinal Marino, both ordained by mail by Universal Life Church of California, to get permission to open restaurant in old church in Wells, ME, reported Restauranteurs' decision to become ordained mins. when zoning ordinances prohibited them from having restaurant, but not church, noted. [ESTES - toasts guests.] Details about church-restaurant, called Temple of Bacchus, given. Estes' fight with town officials outlined. [ESTES - says Constitution's 1st Amendment grants full freedom of religion.] Views of town officials and other clergy about church-restaurant stated. [Pastor Reverend Ray ODIORNE - says it's mockery.] [Baptist pastor Reverend Linwood WELCH - thinks it's devil at work.] [ESTES - thinks feasting is way of thanking God for gifts.]
REPORTER: Stephen Geer

Reporter(s):
Geer, Stephen;
Robinson, Max
Duration:
00:03:00

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