Chitwood Issues Call to Action on Gambling

LOUISVILLE–Kentucky Baptist Convention Executive Director Paul Chitwood is making his case against casinos in a double-barreled offensive intended to encourage evangelical Christians to speak out against gambling legislation pending in the General Assembly.

A bulletin insert is also available for download.

Chitwood is speaking directly to the 750,000 members of the Kentucky Baptist Convention through a video to be played in church sanctuaries across the state. And he’s reaching out to a broader Christian audience through an ad that will begin airing soon on Christian radio stations across Kentucky.

In each instance, he’s asking Christians to join in the fight against expanded gambling by calling their lawmakers and making their voices heard.

“Where gambling is legalized, misery follows,” Chitwood says in the ads. “And yet year after year, a small group of Kentucky politicians pushes to expand gambling in Kentucky, promising that it will be an economic boon – and it will be…to the casino operators eager to cash in on the misery of our fellow Kentuckians.

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Script of radio ad:

Year after year, a small group of Kentucky politicians pushes to expand gambling in Kentucky, promising that it will be an economic boon – and it will be…to the casino operators eager to cash in on the misery of our fellow Kentuckians.

I’m a hunter, but Kentucky lawmakers should not be issuing “hunting licenses” that allow casino operators to prey on the most vulnerable among us. The law does not permit children to play to win in a casino. Let’s not pass a law that makes our children a sure bet to lose.

My name is Paul Chitwood, and I’m the executive director-treasurer of the Kentucky Baptist Convention. Join me in raising your voice for justice.

Call the Legislative message line at 1-800-372-7181 and urge your legislators to oppose any attempt to expand gambling in Kentucky.

Script of video:

The social costs of gambling are well documented.

Where gambling is legalized, misery follows.

And yet year after year, a small group of Kentucky politicians pushes to expand gambling in Kentucky, promising that it will be an economic boon – and it will be…to the casino operators eager to cash in on the misery of our fellow Kentuckians.

I’m a hunter, Kentucky lawmakers should not be issuing “hunting licenses” that allow casino operators to prey on the most vulnerable among us. The law does not permit children to play to win in a casino. Let’s not pass a law that makes our children a sure bet to lose.

Join me in raising your voice for justice.

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