Rev. Mark H. Creech
Statement on the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to allow sports gambling
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By Rev. Mark H. Creech
May 15, 2018


The U.S. Supreme Court struck down a federal law today that prohibits sports gambling.

I strongly disagree with the High Court's decision based in a state's rights argument. I too believe in state's rights, but this is not the issue in this case. The real matter at hand is whether the American people have a God-given right to be protected by the federal government from thievery, which is what the corporate gambling interests is. Las Vegas didn't secure all its riches, glitz and glamour from winners, but from suckers exploited by professional looters.

This decision may have some impact on curtailing illegal sports gambling, but it will actually do more to make the corruption aspect legitimate and mainstream. Worse still, state governments that choose to permit this form of gambling will become addicted to the revenues they get from the fleecing of their own citizens. Sports will be corrupted by nefarious elements and the integrity of the game and the beauty of competition stained with greed.

Our children, in addition to the temptations of alcohol and drugs, will now have greater access to an additional vice – gambling.

The High Court should have stood up to slick lawyers, politicians, and robber barons that will now use this opportunity to line their pockets at the expense of our nation's citizenry.

© Rev. Mark H. Creech

 

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Rev. Mark H. Creech

Rev. Mark H. Creech is Executive Director of the Christian Action League of North Carolina, Inc. He was a pastor for twenty years before taking this position, having served five different Southern Baptist churches in North Carolina and one Independent Baptist in upstate New York.

Rev. Creech is a prolific speaker and writer, and has served as a radio commentator for Christians In Action, a daily program featuring Rev. Creech's commentary on social issues from a Christian worldview.

In addition to RenewAmerica.com, his weekly editorials are featured on the Christian Action League website and Agape Press, a national Christian newswire.

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