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Daddy Dobson's wailing about gambling

Gee — has Dobson spoken to fellow moralist BillGamblin’ ManBennett about this?

Dr. James Dobson is calling on lawmakers nationwide to take a strong stand against legalized gambling in America. Calling the rampant growth in gambling a “national disaster,” the Focus on the Family chairman says all types of gambling is driven by greed — and that makes it “morally bankrupt from its very foundation,” he states. “If the nation’s politicians don’t fix this national disaster, then the oceans of gambling money with which Jack Abramoff tried to buy influence on Capitol Hill will only be the beginning of the corruption we’ll see.”

And new ethics rules for Congress, he says, are nothing but a “Band-Aid fix.” Dobson asserts the country needs “courageous office holders who will begin the process of shutting down lotteries, casinos, and other gambling outlets.” A longtime opponent of gambling because of its damaging effect on families, Dobson has been critical of members of both major political parties for accepting campaign contributions from gambling interests.

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