Mark Creech on the N.C. Lottery
The Rev. Mark H. Creech, executive director of the Christian Action League of North Carolina, weighs in with a commentary on the North Carolina state lottery bill, which was passed by the house of representatives last week and now heads for the senate.
In it he writes: . . .
Rep. Alma Adams (D-Greensboro) said people could be addicted to many things, but she was going to vote for a lottery in support of education. How sad that Adams and others like her can so easily dismiss the plight of over 300,000 new pathological gamblers that the lottery will create in North Carolina. Moreover, it was truly sad that a large delegation of students from North Carolina's schools watched and listened from the gallery as Adams made the case for state-sponsored gambling -- a way of life which undermines the work ethic, sacrifice, and the kind of moral responsibility that sustains democratic life. Is that what we want to teach our kids?