Rich and Dee
As someone who has had a serious alcohol problem, my take on "God Loves a Drunk" is very different from yours.
In Thompson's theology, heaven will be full of drunks, all soiling themselves, talking to invisible friends and looking for one more drink
That is NOT what he is saying at all!
The song is about the fact that 'Heaven' is a wistful hope for those who hate this life, hence the points about (contented) pen-pushers and dull suburbanites.
"But a Drunk's only trying to get free of his body
And soar like an Eagle high up there in Heaven"
Believe me, I've been there...