Aaron McCollough, leader of the Troup Baptist Association, is marshalling opposition to a reported plan to bring casino gambling to the LaGrange area. By ROGER ALFORDThe Christian Index LaGRANGE, Ga. – News that a coalition of casino companies will be making a major push to expand gambling in Georgia has Aaron McCollough concerned. McCollough, leader […]
By Mike Griffin For the seventh year in a row, we have had to deal with legislation seeking to expand gambling in the state of Georgia. During this year’s 2021 legislative session, we had 11 bills dealing with gambling expansion or promotion. The legislation dealt primarily with casinos, pari-mutuel betting on horses, online sports betting, […]
As usual, the 40-day legislative session was a very busy time of the year. This year’s session ended March 31. This was the first year of a two-year cycle where legislation is introduced to the Georgia General Assembly. As I told the Executive Committee on March 16, “We are facing one of the biggest moral […]
Now is the time for Georgia Baptists, along with other Christians around our state, to stand up and let their voices be heard opposing the expansion of gambling in Georgia. See my recent Facebook Public Affairs post. HB 86, the Online Sports Betting bill introduced by Representative Ron Stephens, was voted out of the committee. […]
Needless to say, it was very busy leading up to the 28th day.
The only real winners if gambling is passed is the gambling industry.
NOW is the time to contact your State Senator…
…predatory gambling is a vice that preys on those who can least afford to throw their money away.
In my eleven years of lobbying at the Georgia Capitol, this one stands out as one of the most consistently contentious sessions I have witnessed. While I certainly understand that there are always tense moments when it comes to supporting or opposing legislation related to moral and social issues, this year’s session seemed to be […]