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FIRST-PERSON: United by truth
Joshua Crutchfield notes that the truth -- Jesus is Lord -- can unite Southern Baptists so that "all people might hear His name and have the opportunity to receive new life .... If we must fight, let it be against the darkness of this world." Read More
Campaign against state lottery gets key push from churches
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--With the battle against a proposed state lottery in its final weekend, numerous pastors and gambling opponents urged churches throughout Tennessee to let their voice be heard in the Nov. 5 general election. Read More
State's family climate at stake in lottery vote, pastor warns
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--When Frank Lewis warns about the negative effects of gambling on a community, its churches and its people, he speaks from experience.
Layman overcomes gambling addiction, uses past to witness to others
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--In 1993 Dave Thomas moved his family from Florida to escape creditors and legalized gambling. Read More
Churches face dilemmas if lottery is approved in Tenn., pastor says
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--When Scott Thomas was pastor of a church near Lake Charles, La., he learned churches and Christians will face dilemmas and struggles if a state lottery wins a statewide vote Nov. 5. Read More
ANALYSIS: States lose big with lotteries, according to economic studies
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--Citizens in Tennessee will decide Nov. 5 whether to approve a state lottery, and many Southern Baptists are among those working to defeat the proposal. While there are a number of valid moral arguments against a lottery, there also are compelling economic reasons to oppose a lottery. Read More
FIRST-PERSON: Enron & a state lottery have striking similarities
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (BP)--In law, the strongest witness is one who testifies against his own interest. As one who teaches in and is wholeheartedly committed to public higher education, I am an apparent beneficiary of revenues generated from a proposed state lottery. It might be assumed, therefore, that I should write in favor of the lottery. I cannot do so. Read More
Baptists flood state with anti-lottery publications
BRENTWOOD, Tenn. (BP)--The Tennessee Baptist Convention began distributing 3.2 million anti-lottery church bulletin inserts and 75,000 copies of a 32-page anti-lottery magazine Sept. 4 in a campaign encouraging fellow citizens to vote against a state lottery on Nov. 5 and keep Tennessee gambling-free. Read More
Tenn. Baptist anti-lottery drive partners with LifeWay for Nov. 5
BRENTWOOD, Tenn. (BP)--Beginning Tuesday, Sept. 3, Tennessee Baptists have a 60-day window to mount a campaign encouraging fellow citizens to vote against a state lottery on Nov. 5 and keep Tennessee gambling-free. Read More