Go and read Steve McCoy's post, Missouri Baptists & Alcohol. Sad, frustrating and scary for some who are simply trying to plant churches, follow Jesus and Scripture, and cooperate with others. Talk about straining gnats and swallowing camels. Aside: Jesus used the above analogy to point out the Pharisee's strict policies about little things while ignoring greater issues. Straining for small bugs reflects the law which forbids the eating of any "creeping thing" (Lev. 11:41). Here's the funny part in all of this. Guess what liquid they had to strain in order to avoid breaking this law? Yep. "Hence they very carefully strained their liquors, lest they should transgress the above command..." (John Gill).