The Morning Call, Monday, May 22, 2006
Story by Daniel Patrick Sheehan addresses why members of the local religious communities have not displayed strong, more organized resistance to casino proposals. According to Sheehan, the major faiths leave the decision to gamble to individuals, who are expected to weigh the desire for quick riches against the risk of losing everything. Sheehan quotes Larry Chapp, associate professor of philosophy and theology, who said, "If you're talking small-potatoes gambling where people aren't being robbed of life and limb, it's a relatively harmless entertainment. But the church does teach that gambling becomes a violation of justice when it becomes an unfair contract, where one of the parties is placing their very livelihood in grave danger."
Press Release: To wager is to gamble with your soul, religions preach | Posted on: 5/22/2006
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