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Ministers Opposed To Slots, Games At Md. Track

 

FORT WASHINGTON, Md. (AP) — Three dozen ministers say they plan to fight against adding slot machines or table games at Rosecroft Raceway in Prince George’s County.

 

The Washington Post reports that the ministers and other members of the Collective Empowerment Group have sent a letter to Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley saying they are opposed to additional gaming in the county.

 

The group has worked to expand economic opportunities for its membership, which it says includes 150 churches.

 

The letter comes as Penn National Gaming Inc., Rosecroft’s new owner, plans to reopen for simulcasting on Thursday. The company said Monday that live racing will resume on Oct. 21.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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  1. Leonard says:

    OK I’ve been a Christian man since October 18th 1987. I don’t understand what the fight is about. If you don’t like slot machines then simply don’t play them. I think there are more important causes ministers could come together on than slot machines. We have enough problems within the church community that need fixing. It always seems to me that they would rather direct attention away from that and point the finger of shame towards matters that have nothing to do with leading people to Christ.

  2. POOR WHITE TRASH says:

    YUO ARE SO RIGHT Leonard OR COULD IT BE THEY WILL MISS THE COINS GOING DOWN THE SLOT AND NOT IN TO THE COLLECTON PLATE

  3. stationnorth says:

    The religious leaders are just scared that there collection plates will be empty. Go after and save the dollar instead of the sinners! The religious leaders are afraid they won’t be able to maintain their level of living (i.e., mansions, expensive cars, expensive suits).

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