Bingo Hall robbed?
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West Monroe, LA

#42 Jun 3, 2011
loop hole wrote:
I hope they close it, all it is just a casino. Takes money out of parish. Too much trouble there. It is allways something.
In a casino operation all monies go to the owners. In charitable gaming 45% goes to charities involved in the charitable gaming hall; that is the difference.
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West Monroe, LA

#43 Jun 3, 2011
wow wrote:
Well, it seems that we hit a nerve Ms. Charitable Organization. That rant was really quite unnecessary. You posting a book isn't going to make the place's reputation any better, sorry if that disappoints you. Facts are, it doesn't matter how you dress it up, its still a gambling facility and this is the Bible belt where most "locals" as you called us, don't approve of gambling. Frankly, I'm sure I'm not alone in saying your little spiel sounded quite arrogant and you seemed a lot less concerned with the employees than you did trying to polish up the bingo hall's reputation. Most of us "locals" don't like being talked down to like we are idiots.
No, no nerve struck. Just feel obliged to educate people when they are misinformed that's all. And by the "locals" comment I only said that because you are "local" if you live there. I am a local to West Monroe. Did not mean anything by using the term local other than it's clear definition and I apologize that you read more into it because I certainly think that most of the people I know in the Village of North Hodge are fine, family loving people. And I certainly did not have the intent of "talking down" to anyone. AGain, just wanted to put the facts of the situation out there so that any opinions that were drawn could be based on true facts and no heresay. Again, if I offended you I apologize.
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West Monroe, LA

#44 Jun 3, 2011
wow wrote:
Well, it seems that we hit a nerve Ms. Charitable Organization. That rant was really quite unnecessary. You posting a book isn't going to make the place's reputation any better, sorry if that disappoints you. Facts are, it doesn't matter how you dress it up, its still a gambling facility and this is the Bible belt where most "locals" as you called us, don't approve of gambling. Frankly, I'm sure I'm not alone in saying your little spiel sounded quite arrogant and you seemed a lot less concerned with the employees than you did trying to polish up the bingo hall's reputation. Most of us "locals" don't like being talked down to like we are idiots.
And also I wanted to state that we are very concerned with our employee's well being and if you asked one of my employee's who work for LVB on the machine side they will tell you that. I am very thankful that no one was killed in this incident. It was very bad, but true enough it had the potential to be a lot worse. Any person who works in a public place such as a restaurant, bank, convenience store, etc. puts theirself at risk on a daily basis when they go to work. Even teachers for that matter...think of the school shootings. For that matter there are home invasions daily where people are shot and sometimes murdered. There are very bad people in this world no matter where you live. Again, no harm was intended in any of my comments. I understand you are against gambling in any form "wow" and you have a right to your opinion on the matter, just as I do. Thank you for sharing your opinion.
wow

United States

#45 Jun 3, 2011
Apology accepted, but just a word of advice. I'd drop it and stop trying to convince everyone that is a fine upstanding establishment. Those of us opposed to gambling don't care how much money is given to charity or who owns the place, its still a gaming facility and we don't like it. It appears that there is always something bad going on there. Yes, it could happen at any business I suppose, but it doesn't, it continues to happen there. I'm thinking its no coincidence that so many church members have prayed against that place and things just keep happening to it. Just my opinion.
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West Monroe, LA

#46 Jun 3, 2011
wow wrote:
Apology accepted, but just a word of advice. I'd drop it and stop trying to convince everyone that is a fine upstanding establishment. Those of us opposed to gambling don't care how much money is given to charity or who owns the place, its still a gaming facility and we don't like it. It appears that there is always something bad going on there. Yes, it could happen at any business I suppose, but it doesn't, it continues to happen there. I'm thinking its no coincidence that so many church members have prayed against that place and things just keep happening to it. Just my opinion.
Just a quick question about a sentence in your comment. You stated "I'm thinking its no coincidence that so many church members have prayed AGAINST that place and things just keep happening to it." I guess my question is that are the church members praying AGAINST that place or FOR that place? I am Christian and it was always taught to me to pray FOR everyone not AGAINST them. I am not trying to pick a fight by no means, but surely you misstated your comment because it comes off as you praying AGAINST it has resulted in the bad things happening. That would be awful to wish or pray ill upon anyone or anything and, in my opinion, very unChristianlike (sp?).
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West Monroe, LA

#47 Jun 3, 2011
wow wrote:
Apology accepted, but just a word of advice. I'd drop it and stop trying to convince everyone that is a fine upstanding establishment. Those of us opposed to gambling don't care how much money is given to charity or who owns the place, its still a gaming facility and we don't like it. It appears that there is always something bad going on there. Yes, it could happen at any business I suppose, but it doesn't, it continues to happen there. I'm thinking its no coincidence that so many church members have prayed against that place and things just keep happening to it. Just my opinion.
And a robbery of a convenience store just happened a few weeks ago right down the road so it is a misstatement that it doesn't happen at other businesses in your area.
koolaid1922

United States

#48 Jun 3, 2011
YES IT STARTED OUT BEING CLEAN FUN,BUT THEIR IS ALOT OF DRUGS BEING SOLD RIGHT OUT THE FRONT DOOR.CELL PHONES WILL RING AND OUT THE DOOR THEY GO TO MAKE THEIR DRUG DEALS.IVE SEEN,IVE WATCHED.I THINK THAT THE CHARITIES THAT ARE PLAYING ARE A WONDERFUL JESTURE,BUT YOU STILL HAVE TRASH THAT COMES IN AND SPOILS ALL THE CLEAN FUN.....THEY NEED TO GO
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West Monroe, LA

#49 Jun 3, 2011
koolaid1922 wrote:
YES IT STARTED OUT BEING CLEAN FUN,BUT THEIR IS ALOT OF DRUGS BEING SOLD RIGHT OUT THE FRONT DOOR.CELL PHONES WILL RING AND OUT THE DOOR THEY GO TO MAKE THEIR DRUG DEALS.IVE SEEN,IVE WATCHED.I THINK THAT THE CHARITIES THAT ARE PLAYING ARE A WONDERFUL JESTURE,BUT YOU STILL HAVE TRASH THAT COMES IN AND SPOILS ALL THE CLEAN FUN.....THEY NEED TO GO
Thank you for informing me of this. I will be sure to mention this to the Jackson Parish Sheriffs Department so that they can investigate this matter and will certainly put our security guards and employees on alert about this so if they see suspicious activity they can call the police. You are so right...the ones to spoil the clean fun and positivity of charitable gaming need to be done away with. Thanks again for speaking up and making this known.
wow

United States

#50 Jun 3, 2011
No, I meant praying against it, but not in the context that you took it. I meant praying for its closing/removal, NOT some madmen shooting up the employees there. There is a VERY big difference in praying for bad things to happen to someone and praying for a business to close down. Did it ever occur to you that God may have lifted His protective hand from that place and allowed Satan to have his way there? Read the book of Job. If He allowed Satan to destroy Job's life, surely you wouldn't be surprised that a gambling facility would not be exempt from God allowing Satan to attack it. There are always two ways to look at things and obviously we have two totally outlooks on the bingo hall. You see no harm in its presence, I see it as a place that has brought with it multiple problems.
Curious

United States

#51 Jun 3, 2011
wow wrote:
Those of us opposed to gambling don't care how much money is given to charity or who owns the place, its still a gaming facility and we don't like it. It appears that there is always something bad going on there.
So it seems that no matter what happens there,you are against it, because of the gambling. OK . A couple of questions,... are you alsopraying against all the stores thatsell lottery tickets. and do you refuse to do business with them, since they also support gambling?

And why are you so opposed to gambling? Personal or family history of gambling problems? Sinful?( of that is it, based on what scripture). Because money goes to that instead of people taking care of personal responsiblity, and family suffers due to less money?( If that is it, ot you also against hunting, fishing and sports, since these activities also take money away from responsible activities)

Thanks, I sincerly would like your take on these questions, I am curious, and not trying to argue.
wow

United States

#52 Jun 3, 2011
I have very strong personal convictions against gambling. I've seen firsthand what it can do to a person and their family members when they become addicted. I personally do not play the lottery and do not approve of it. However, I'm not such an extremist that I boycott every store that sells something I don't approve of. The bingo hall sells no product other than gambling, so that is why I don't approve of it. Everyone is entitled to their opinion and everyone has different convictions. I am simply sharing mine, not judging you for yours.
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West Monroe, LA

#53 Jun 3, 2011
wow wrote:
No, I meant praying against it, but not in the context that you took it. I meant praying for its closing/removal, NOT some madmen shooting up the employees there. There is a VERY big difference in praying for bad things to happen to someone and praying for a business to close down. Did it ever occur to you that God may have lifted His protective hand from that place and allowed Satan to have his way there? Read the book of Job. If He allowed Satan to destroy Job's life, surely you wouldn't be surprised that a gambling facility would not be exempt from God allowing Satan to attack it. There are always two ways to look at things and obviously we have two totally outlooks on the bingo hall. You see no harm in its presence, I see it as a place that has brought with it multiple problems.
The Book of Job teaches us about God allowing Satan to put Job through a series of tests because Satan bet God that Job would renounce his faith in God if bad things happened to him. Job did not renounce his faith in God even through all of the tests. No I do not believe anyone is exempt from God's wrath, much less a bingo hall. However, I do not believe that anyone involved in this incident has renounced their faith or blamed God for what happened at the bingo hall with the four men coming in and shooting employees. I am sure they were very thankful for his protection. And yes, I do believe it was the work of Satan in these men's hearts. Now do I believe that God released Satan upon the employees of the hall that night to endanger their lives...no...instead I believe God surely had to be with them that night and served as their protector hence no one was killed. Thank you God for your protection over us.
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West Monroe, LA

#54 Jun 3, 2011
wow wrote:
I have very strong personal convictions against gambling. I've seen firsthand what it can do to a person and their family members when they become addicted. I personally do not play the lottery and do not approve of it. However, I'm not such an extremist that I boycott every store that sells something I don't approve of. The bingo hall sells no product other than gambling, so that is why I don't approve of it. Everyone is entitled to their opinion and everyone has different convictions. I am simply sharing mine, not judging you for yours.
I am glad to see you say that you are sharing your opinion/convictions and not judging us for ours because in your original comments to me earlier when you stated "Ms. Charitable Organization" and "arrogant" it sure began to sound a lot like you were judging my opinion/convictions by attacking my comments. Thank you for clearing that up because I was truly a bit hurt over your namecalling comments. Thank you again for sharing your convictions and I hope you have a blessed evening.
wow

United States

#55 Jun 3, 2011
Of course God had His hand on those ladies!!!! If He didn't they would be dead! I don't know if you are misunderstanding me, if I'm not making myself completely clear, or if you are twisting what I say for the sake of your argument . At any rate, I never once said God was allowing Satan to attack the ladies who were shot. I am not that cold and heartless. And I also do not believe God is/was testing the faith of a bingo hall, that's insane! I was simply trying to make the point that of God allowed Satan to destroy everything that Job had and everyone in his family, why is it so hard to believe that he would not protect a bingo hall from Satan. You told me that praying against something was un-Christian and I was simply trying to explain and make you understand that I was asking God to remove that business from our community and NOT asking Him to hurt the employees. I have no qualms with the employees, its the business itself that I don't care for. I am not judging you for your opinion, but I still stand by the statement I made about you sounding arrogant and as if you were talking down to those who don't like your place of business. I found your first several posts to be extremely offensive, as I felt as if you were belittling those who don't like the bingo hall and talking to us as if we were too ignorant to understand what really happened. I'm sorry if that offended you, but that's how it came across.
abc

United States

#56 Jun 4, 2011
Not trying to start something but... has anyone thought this may be gang related. I did some research and this tragedy almost sounds like a gang initiation mission.
bull frog

Lafayette, LA

#57 Jun 4, 2011
abc wrote:
Not trying to start something but... has anyone thought this may be gang related. I did some research and this tragedy almost sounds like a gang initiation mission.
just because it is not being said here does not mean that the insiders have not considered it because they have do not look for official truth posted on this site this is for opinions
me too

United States

#58 Jun 4, 2011
To Clear Things Up Cont wrote:
<quoted text> The Book of Job teaches us about God allowing Satan to put Job through a series of tests because Satan bet God that Job would renounce his faith in God if bad things happened to him. Job did not renounce his faith in God even through all of the tests. No I do not believe anyone is exempt from God's wrath, much less a bingo hall. However, I do not believe that anyone involved in this incident has renounced their faith or blamed God for what happened at the bingo hall with the four men coming in and shooting employees. I am sure they were very thankful for his protection. And yes, I do believe it was the work of Satan in these men's hearts. Now do I believe that God released Satan upon the employees of the hall that night to endanger their lives...no...instead I believe God surely had to be with them that night and served as their protector hence no one was killed. Thank you God for your protection over us.
I agree with you totally. I am against that place being there for the simply fact it is in our town. If it is in shreveport and monroe or just away from here people dont want to drive that far to go spend all of their money but right here in hodge, oh well tahts just down the street and they can go play away their whole paycheck. It takes away from families that are local and gives to charities in some other town.
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West Monroe, LA

#59 Jun 4, 2011
me too wrote:
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I agree with you totally. I am against that place being there for the simply fact it is in our town. If it is in shreveport and monroe or just away from here people dont want to drive that far to go spend all of their money but right here in hodge, oh well tahts just down the street and they can go play away their whole paycheck. It takes away from families that are local and gives to charities in some other town.
If people want to gamble, whether you have a facility in your town or not they are going to gamble. They will go to Shreveport or Monroe. I do not endorse gambling addiction where someone would take their whole paycheck and play it away. And also the charities are for the most part local to the town/area/region.
loop hole

Monroe, LA

#60 Jun 4, 2011
To Clear Things Up Cont wrote:
<quoted text> The Book of Job teaches us about God allowing Satan to put Job through a series of tests because Satan bet God that Job would renounce his faith in God if bad things happened to him. Job did not renounce his faith in God even through all of the tests. No I do not believe anyone is exempt from God's wrath, much less a bingo hall. However, I do not believe that anyone involved in this incident has renounced their faith or blamed God for what happened at the bingo hall with the four men coming in and shooting employees. I am sure they were very thankful for his protection. And yes, I do believe it was the work of Satan in these men's hearts. Now do I believe that God released Satan upon the employees of the hall that night to endanger their lives...no...instead I believe God surely had to be with them that night and served as their protector hence no one was killed. Thank you God for your protection over us.
People just amaze me, your going to quote a scripture from the Bible and promote GAMBLING that is taking money from familys that can least aford it. All your doing is twisting the Bible to suit your greedy needs.

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#61 Jun 4, 2011
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