Kentucky has a number of dry counties, meaning the sale of alcoholic beverages is not permitted. In order for a dry county to go "wet", there must be a referendum with a majority vote in the county. A referendum is held when a petition asking for it, and signed by 25% of the voters in the last general election, is submitted to the county clerk. A petition was recently submitted in one of the counties. Being a pulic document, the pastor of one of the Baptist churches in the county reviewed it and found the names of some of his members on it. Apparently this particular church has a covenant with the language about abstaining from the use and sale of alcoholic beverages. So the pastor called out these members and demanded that they publicly repent or else be shunned by the church. Have any of you seen this practice used in your church?