W. Mass. Episcopal bishop backs lawsu...

W. Mass. Episcopal bishop backs lawsuit on gambling ballot question

There are 6 comments on the Worcester Telegram & Gazette story from Sep 13, 2013, titled W. Mass. Episcopal bishop backs lawsuit on gambling ballot question. In it, Worcester Telegram & Gazette reports that:

Bishop Douglas J. Fisher of the Episcopal Diocese of Western Massachusetts said he backs a civil suit filed this week that challenges state Attorney General Martha Coakley's decision to disqualify a ballot initiative that might repeal a 2011 Massachusetts law that allows up to three casinos and a slots parlor in the Bay State.

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#1 Sep 13, 2013
Good for him.

But, battling the interests of organized crime is a very difficult task that often costs in ways that cannot be predicted or foreseen.

Their capacity for resourceful negativity should not be underestimated.

I hope he gets a lot of help. He'll need it. Their money buys a lot of powerful votes.
Dan

Atlanta, GA

#2 Sep 16, 2013
It isn't hard to find a story where a TEC bishop supports suing someone.

He'll probably withdraw his support once he finds out that he doesn't actually get any real estate or anything from a win.

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#3 Sep 16, 2013
Dan wrote:
It isn't hard to find a story where a TEC bishop supports suing someone.
He'll probably withdraw his support once he finds out that he doesn't actually get any real estate or anything from a win.
Did you swallow something bad?
Hmmmm

Webster, MA

#4 Sep 16, 2013
i wonder if he would still be on board if that ban included bingo night at the church.... It is gambling after all....
Dan

Omaha, NE

#5 Sep 16, 2013
Hmmmm wrote:
i wonder if he would still be on board if that ban included bingo night at the church.... It is gambling after all....
I don't think Episcopalians play bingo.

They profess to not care for the gambling aspect, plus it's probably a bit too plebian for them.

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#6 Sep 16, 2013
Dan wrote:
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I don't think Episcopalians play bingo.
They profess to not care for the gambling aspect, plus it's probably a bit too plebian for them.
We'll play bingo, if there is an open bar!

If the Lutherans are to be invited, there has to be an iced keg!

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