Appeal to CovetousnessGambling by risking money haphazardly disregards our belief that possessions are a trust. The persistent appeal to covetousness...is fundamentally opposed to the unselfishness which was taught by Jesus Christ and by the New Testament as a whole. The attempt, which is inseparable from gambling, to make profit out of the inevitable loss and possible suffering of others is the antithesis of that love of ones neighbor on which our Lord insisted. Moreover, we must consider the moral and spiritual plight of those who by indulgence in gambling become suddenly possessed of large financial resources for which they have rendered no service to the community.
London Y.M.: Christian faith and practice, 1960, no. 567
Say "NO" to Casinos!
When you call your state legislators or speak to others at your church, you can use these Say "NO" to Casino Talking Points to explain why you and so many others in the Commonwealth are opposed to gambling expansion.
These Talking Points were presented at the Inter-Church Council Meeting by Rev. David Fredrickson, Church of the Good Shepherd, Wareham. Both of the pastors of the Unitarian churches are also very committed to this cause.
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