Mineau denounces vote by House to bring slot machines to MA

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, September 14, 2011

MFI PRESIDENT DENOUNCES VOTE BY HOUSE TO BRING SLOT MACHINES TO MASS
Calls on Senate to stop move towards casino culture in Bay State

WOBURN, MA–Massachusetts Family Institute President Kris Mineau released the following statement after the 123-32 vote to approve three Vegas-style casinos and one slot parlor:

“For years the Massachusetts Legislature stood proudly against the regressive proposals to bring expanded predatory gambling to our state, even as surrounding states decided to build casinos and slot parlors. Tonight, the Massachusetts House, led by Speaker DeLeo, approved a bill that will forever change the moral fabric and cultural history of our great Commonwealth. While we will not see it for a few years, the long-term costs of expanded gambling to our families will far outweigh any short term benefits. My hope is that the State Senate will stop this runaway train before it gets any further on its path of destruction. If they fail, I challenge Governor Patrick–who has long opposed slot parlors for their extreme addiction rates and zero economic benefits–to keep his promise and veto this flawed proposal. Tonight was a dark hour for our state, but it is not the end. MFI pledges, along with our coalition partners at USSMass, to continue this fight legislatively, legally and otherwise as necessary.”

# # #

Share:

More Posts

MFI is First in The Fight Protecting Children in Education

Every day it seems there is another story exposing the indoctrination and sexualization of children in public education. Across the country, concerned parents are showing up in record numbers to school committee meetings to oppose transgender ideology, divisive so-called diversity,

RELIGIOUS EXEMPTIONS UNDER ATTACK

Last summer, hundreds of families testified in opposition to bills that would eliminate or limit the ability to claim a religious exemption to school vaccination requirements. The hearing on these bills went on into the early hours of the next

Radical Abortion Bill On Governor’s Desk!

Our state legislature just gave Planned Parenthood a blank check to rewrite abortion laws in Massachusetts.  Tell Governor Baker not to sign it! Our state legislative session ends this Sunday, July 31st, and Beacon Hill is ramming through all the worst bills