Chitwood expresses concern over new gambling push

In response to Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear’s State of the Commonwealth address Jan. 7, Paul Chitwood, executive director-treasurer of the Kentucky Baptist Convention, voiced his concern about the latest push to expand gambling in Kentucky.

“I’m disappointed that the governor is again pushing to legalize casinos in our state,” Chitwood said.

“This proposal, while garnished with false promises of a financial windfall for the state, allows casino operators to prey on human weakness for profit, and I urge our lawmakers to say no to this bad idea yet again.

“Kentucky’s children can’t play to win in the casino but they are a sure bet to lose if the governor gets his way,” he added.

For more from Chitwood, check out his latest post on his blog here.

Chitwood is calling on Kentucky Baptists to call the legislative message line at 800-372-7181 and leave a message with a secretary for legislators telling them to oppose any attempt to expand gambling.

The legislative message line is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. EDT.


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