Interfaith Campaign Opposes GamblingPublished August 22, 2002 by OCR Editor
Recently The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Utah's Mormon religion, has outpoured their disapproval and different views on the issue of legalizing gambling. Other religious groups, such as Buddhists, United Methodists, Southern Baptists, Jeh
The former head of The National Coalition Against Legalized Gambling (NCALG) in Washington D.C., and now a party member, David Robertson explained some steps that were being taken to do away with the legalization of gambling .He said that one Methodist member and one Baptist member, who are among two of the main people who "run the show", have facilitated in putting together an all faith Southern movement, in order to influence voters in the state of Tennessee to snub an upcoming ballot regarding a state lottery issue. However, Mr. Robertson acknowledges the fact that at times pious prompted religious campaigns that are anti-gambling are likely to be given the boot.
A number of years ago when the state lottery of Idaho was implemented, Mr. Robertson noted that when the public learned of the only Adversary being The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, their vote changed. Nevertheless, Tennessee, Hawaii and Utah at present are the only states without state lotteries.