WHEREAS, gambling of all sorts is being promoted very strongly in our state; and
Whereas, organized gambling is a predator industry preying on the pool of financial resources that belongs to legitimate business and is damaging the economic conditions of both people and communities and causes bankruptcy to increase greatly; and
Whereas, gambling is motivated primarily by greed on the part of those who promote it and those who participate in it; and
Whereas, greed is a destructive vice in human society; and
Whereas, there is a difference in gambling with a desire to win and taking a risk such as driving on the interstate; and
Whereas, the gambling industry is rigged so as to assure the house makes a profit and the gambler eventually loses; and
Whereas, gambling is proven to be addictive to many unsuspecting people and causes them to love precious material resources and possessions; therefore
Be It Resolved that we go on record as being opposed to all forms of gambling including but not limited to, casino gambling, fraternal organization gambling, church sponsored gambling, school sponsored gambling, and every other form of gambling.