Twenty years ago, only a handful of women sought treatment for gambling addiction across the United States. Today, of the estimated 6 million to 8 million gambling addicts in the United States, half are women. Source: ABC News
Elizabeth Kato is one of those women. She became addicted to video poker, a game that is part of the Oregon state lottery. “Now what runs through my mind is the amount of money that I’ve lost at those machines, and the hours and hours I spent at those machines and not with my family. I’ve lost my marriage. … I’ve lost my children’s home.”
Oregon has a $10 million advertising campaign for the state lottery. “If you look at the Oregon lottery’s primary mission, it is to maximize revenue,” Carole Hardy of the Oregon State Lottery Board
Not lives, but revenue!
The lottery spends just over a million dollars in advertising urging female gambling addicts to seek help.” We try to maintain a balance,” Hardy said. “In actuality, the money that we’ve invested in gambling outreach has increased year over year.”
Invest! The only return on this investment is broken lives, and ruined homes.
Hardy said the Oregon lottery is there to serve the people.” They voted for us,” said Hardy. “We track favorability and the majority of Oregonians want a lottery.”
Democracy is lawlessness. When people are a law unto themselves, there is in reality no law at all. Whatever the majority wants, regardless of how evil it is, they can have it.
Christian Brothers and Sisters, stay away from the lottery, the casinos, the drawings, and any other venture that promises something for nothing. When you enter a drawing to win a prize, even if it does not require you to pay something you are counting on the chance that you will be lucky. We walk by fiath, not luck! We are to be a light unto the world not a guide to gambling.
We already have something for nothing, that is nothing we paid for. Salvation is the free gift of God, He paid the price. We have it not by luck but by faith. If you are asked to participate in a drawing tell them of the Grand Prize, Salvation.