Severe Thunderstorm Warning expires at 7:00 PM on 8/20, issued at 6:21 PM Bronston, KY | Corbin, KY | Emlyn, KY | Marshes Siding, KY

Protestors Rally Against Expanded Gambling

Set Text Size SmallSet Text Size MediumSet Text Size LargeSet Text Size X-Large
Share
Updated: 2/21/2012 11:17 pm
     Opponents of gambling make their voices heard at the Capitol, the night before hearings begin into the Governor's casino bill.  The constitutional amendment would allow for up to seven casinos, two free standing and five at horse racing tracks. 

     More than 3,000 Kentucky churches and organizations were represented at Tuesday's rally.

     "Whether we're liberal, moderate, conservative or fundamentalists; we all think it's bad.  We stand arm and arm, shoulder to shoulder, and we wanted out legislators and our Governor to know that," explains Hershael York.

     And York says their argument is moral, rather than economic.

     "Perhaps the greatest ethic that Jesus gave us in our relationship with one another is that we all ought to love our neighbor as ourselves.  It's impossible to say you do that, you love your neighbor as yourself but you're trying yo get his money for nothing and gambling is that," comments York.

     And those protestors came from all over the state.  Kay Bailey lives in Williamstown and is a member of the Crittenden Baptist Association.

     "I felt like our churches need to support against gambling because gambling hurts families.  I hope they wake up and they won't vote for expanded gambling," says Bailey.

     While, Chuck Jacobs drove from Lincoln County with his daughter and two granddaughters to show his opposition.

     "It's so addictive and it's just like going down a drain, when you start that downward spiral, it don't stop.  I felt like we need to take a stand today and try to get a message across that we don't want it to pass," comments Jacobs.

     If the proposed legislation passes, it would put casinos to a vote of the people in November.


Share
0 Comment(s)
Comments: Show | Hide

Here are the most recent story comments.View All

No comments yet!
Most Popular
Update: Man Killed In Motorcycle Crash In Clark Co.
A Powell county man was killed on Tuesday night in a motorcycle crash on the Mt. Parkway in Clark county. Video Video
Insurance Companies Blacklisted Dog Breeds
You may love your dog, but some insurance companies don't, according to a list of "Blacklisted Breeds" in the industry.
Kentucky business unspooled as feds closed in
Louis Joseph Brothers used sales of military-grade electronics to Hong Kong to boost the revenue for his business, then resigned from the company he founded when federal investigators started questioning the sales and the company fell apart.
Lexington PD: Facebook Meeting Turns Into Robbery
Lexington Police said two men who were selling shoes through Facebook were robbed instead. Video Video
Ky. man sentenced to life without parole
A southern Kentucky man who pleaded guilty to murder, fetal homicide and other charges involving the stabbing death of a pregnant woman has been sentenced to life in prison without parole.
Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.
   

WTVQ.com supports children's privacy rights. All persons under the age of 13 MUST have parental permission to use this website and direct parental supervision is strongly recommended.