The ‘House’ vs. the Family (June 13, 2012)
And the house, that is the gambling industry, won big in late 2011. U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder interpreted a federal statute so as to essentially legalize online gambling. Now several state lotteries are planning to get in on the game.
Tennessee’s Legislature is not likely to follow suit anytime soon, but if other states do, there is no way to prevent an increase in gambling here.
That’s why Family Action Council of Tennessee and a dozen other pro-family groups across the nation sent Congress a letter last week, urging them to restore the law’s prohibition of online gambling.
Go to our website to read the letter, because when gambling increases, the house always wins, but the family always loses.
- Read the Letter to Congress
- The Tennessean: Family-focused Groups Rally to Prevent Online Gambling
- Daily Caller: Stop Eric Holder’s Online Gambling Push by Matt Smith, President, Catholic Advocate
- Washington Post: Family groups in 13 states ask Congress to block the race toward legalizing Internet gambling