Archive for March, 2009
Ah, the ups and downs of blogging on my own site.
Yesterday I published an article at Religion Dispatches, about the role of religious groups in battling predatory gambling in MA, and around the country. In it, Laura Everett of the Massachusetts Council of Churches has a message for Governor Deval Patrick who doesn’t seem to get it that casinos are not free money.
“I think it’s cowardly,” said Laura Everett. ”We are going to sacrifice our citizens. We know that there are people in Massachusetts who will become addicted. What Patrick is saying is ‘you are expendable.’”
This is important because the Governor says he wants to go another round. He also does not seem to remember that his casino proposal was beaten by better than 2-1 in the legislature last year.
How much punishment can one pol stand?