Can't stay silent on issue of casino

Can't stay silent on issue of casino

There are 61 comments on the Evening Sun story from May 6, 2010, titled Can't stay silent on issue of casino. In it, Evening Sun reports that:

Quakers have been a part of the Gettysburg area community for over 250 years. We have long concerned ourselves with the quality of life, especially in the historic place where we live, work and worship.

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Bill Kearney

Philadelphia, PA

#1 May 6, 2010
Christians and Gambling‏

When I looked up the word Christian this is what I found!
1. Professing belief in Jesus as Christ or following the religion based on the life and teachings of Jesus.
2. Relating to or derived from Jesus or Jesus's teachings.
3. Manifesting the qualities or spirit of Jesus; Christlike.
4. Relating to or characteristic of Christianity or its adherents.
5. Showing a loving concern for others; humane.

Open this link
and check out what the 'MAIN MAN' thinks about this so-called form of entertainment.

Now here are some questions for you Christians?

1 - If LeVan opens a casino that’s operating with 24/7gambling, serving Free booze, cashing Checks to $2,500 in a 24 hour period, Smoking areas inside, Interest Free Credit, enticing his patrons to spend more money by offering Free play and making way too many of them justify their losses with those so-called freebees known as Comps will he or his employees intervene when one of Adams County residents who’s enrolled in Davy Boys casino COMP/REWARD/CARD program is gambling 6,7,8,9, or up to 15 to 24 hours nonstop, and losing thousands of dollars?

2 – And if LeVan casino opens he will be tracking his patron’s time and money gambled with those COMP/REWARD/CARDS, how do you think he’d feel about sending those patrons CASINO MONTHLY STATEMENTS that would make them aware of their time spent gambling and their wins and LOSSES in black and white and how do you CASINOS DOPES from both sides of the fence feel about our casinos sending these CASINO MONTHLY STATEMENTS?

3 - My final question is in reference to what I call the tools that our casino operators use to seduce their prey. Not only do these tools play a major role in converting law abiding citizens into casino gambling degenerates who in many cases will become criminals, but they also make it an uneven playing field for those mechanists who can not operate in the same fashion as our casinos, especially those who are in the liquor/food/entertainment business. My question goes like this, what is your opinion on legislation that I’m working on that will abolish, 24/7 gambling, Free booze, Check cashing, Interest Free Credit, Smoking areas inside, Free Play, and Comps?

What say you Christians?
What gives Evening Sun

United States

#2 May 6, 2010
I thought Mr. Kearney was banned from posting on this site because of his delusional rationalizations and name calling. No one is interested in what he has to say. He needs to be in a residential facility for the mentally ill and soon.
Believe

Carlisle, PA

#3 May 6, 2010
Ms Gemmill and Friends, thanks for having the courage to state your opposition to gambling on moral and religious grounds. I may not agree with your premise, but I respect your statement as it is based on fact and personal conviction as opposed to misconceptions, speculation and personal opinion.
Marna

Mifflintown, PA

#4 May 6, 2010
Mary I respect your opinion so very very much. But the problem is that the state government has sanctioned gaming. Therefore for those who disagree, the choice is simply not to participate.
Bill Kearney

Philadelphia, PA

#5 May 6, 2010
What gives Evening Sun wrote:
I thought Mr. Kearney was banned from posting on this site because of his delusional rationalizations and name calling. No one is interested in what he has to say. He needs to be in a residential facility for the mentally ill and soon.
Now what delusional rationalizations are you talking about, surly you’re not talking about the questions in post #3. How about you give just one example of what you’re talking about.
Bill Kearney

Philadelphia, PA

#6 May 6, 2010
Marna wrote:
Mary I respect your opinion so very very much. But the problem is that the state government has sanctioned gaming. Therefore for those who disagree, the choice is simply not to participate.
If our government sanctioned the use of CRACK COCAINE in order to fill tax coffers would say the same.
Derek

Bethesda, MD

#7 May 6, 2010
Bill again you prove to keep cutting and pasting the same message with zero credability. Why must you insult those that oppose. Your really hurting them. But Thanks ..

Again, thios almost sounds like a fake message as usual from the Opposed Folks. A Quaker will not pick up a newspaper and will never touch a computer nor send a letter.

TRY AGAIN ...
Adams County Native

Hyattsville, MD

#8 May 6, 2010
Bill - Do you have your repetitive statements typed out so that you can cut and paste them each time you repeat them? Please attack someone so that the ban can begin. You are a pompous, arrogrant, obnoxious bore.
Observant

Lancaster, PA

#9 May 6, 2010
Thanks for your letter Ms. Gemmill.

-"Our position is out of concern for the negative impact on our children, our neighbors and ourselves." I can agree with you on this stance.
Brian Westbrook

Gettysburg, PA

#10 May 6, 2010
Derek wrote:
Bill again you prove to keep cutting and pasting the same message with zero credability. Why must you insult those that oppose. Your really hurting them. But Thanks ..
Again, thios almost sounds like a fake message as usual from the Opposed Folks. A Quaker will not pick up a newspaper and will never touch a computer nor send a letter.
TRY AGAIN ...
Derek... I agree with you 100%...The letter is a fake.

And as far as Bill Kearney is concerned NCG says they want nothing to do with you. Statement was made yesterday on the radio
Anti Pros

Dandridge, TN

#11 May 6, 2010
Well I am glad to see the Quaker community come out in opposition to this proposal. As a direct descendant of Henry Reynolds, my 7x great grandfather, who came to this country with William Penn and the Nottingham Quakers and settled in what is now Chester County, PA/Cecil County, MD...it does my heart good to see this letter and to hear that the Quakers are with us. And the opposition continues to grow....
Pete

Yonkers, NY

#12 May 6, 2010
Derek;I found their group on a website including Mary being named clerk.Maybe the Quaker's have changed.If she had written in favor of the casino,and the No side had said they doubted the letter was real,there would be all kinds of cries from the Pro side demanding apoligies.
Believe

Carlisle, PA

#13 May 6, 2010
Pete, the Menallen Friends would never have written a letter in support of the casino. Even though I don't agree with their premise I respect the courage of their convictions because it is based on truth and religious belief, not on misconceptions, speculation, innuendo. I could use your recent post as an example of the later.
Bill Kearney

Philadelphia, PA

#14 May 6, 2010
To Derek, Adams County Native, Brian Westbrookm and the rest of my brothers and sisters in Adams County, I forgive all of you for those nasty comments in the past, even the ones that have been posted today, and the ones in the near future. And I do understand how difficult and frustrating it must be for you guys when knowing that if you answer truthfully those questions in my post #3 it will only prove once more that you were all wrong and I was right when saying casinos BREED casino gambling degenerates. Now with that said, I want you to reassure all of you that I will say the course and hopefully before another casino opens there will be legislation passed that will make our casino predators have to send CASINO MOTHLY STATEMENTS. And while that’s happening I’ll be pushing to get other legislation passed like No 24/7, No Free Booze, No interest FREE credit, No Cashing Checks, No FREE play, and No Comps. And if this hideous addiction ‘compulsive casino gambling’ ever comes knocking at your doors I will do whatever I can to help you and your loved ones. Now go spread the word, there’s a new sheriff in town and his name is Bill Kearney.

Since: Jan 09

Hanover

#15 May 6, 2010
Bill Kearney wrote:
Christians and Gambling‏
Now here are some questions for you Christians?
1 - If LeVan opens a casino that’s operating with 24/7gambling, serving Free booze, cashing Checks to $2,500 in a 24 hour period, Smoking areas inside, Interest Free Credit, enticing his patrons to spend more money by offering Free play and making way too many of them justify their losses with those so-called freebees known as Comps will he or his employees intervene when one of Adams County residents who’s enrolled in Davy Boys casino COMP/REWARD/CARD program is gambling 6,7,8,9, or up to 15 to 24 hours nonstop, and losing thousands of dollars?
2 – And if LeVan casino opens he will be tracking his patron’s time and money gambled with those COMP/REWARD/CARDS, how do you think he’d feel about sending those patrons CASINO MONTHLY STATEMENTS that would make them aware of their time spent gambling and their wins and LOSSES in black and white and how do you CASINOS DOPES from both sides of the fence feel about our casinos sending these CASINO MONTHLY STATEMENTS?
3 - My final question is in reference to what I call the tools that our casino operators use to seduce their prey. Not only do these tools play a major role in converting law abiding citizens into casino gambling degenerates who in many cases will become criminals, but they also make it an uneven playing field for those mechanists who can not operate in the same fashion as our casinos, especially those who are in the liquor/food/entertainment business. My question goes like this, what is your opinion on legislation that I’m working on that will abolish, 24/7 gambling, Free booze, Check cashing, Interest Free Credit, Smoking areas inside, Free Play, and Comps?
What say you Christians?
Billy Boy, I think we've answered your questions more than enough times on at least 6 or more forums, but just in case you were too busy gambling to comprehend the answers, I'll answer them again for you.
1.-Probably not because it's none of THEIR business.
2.-We don't have a problem with that.
3.-Go for it if you can convince those people in Harrisburg, but, so far, you haven't had very much luck.
NOW THAT YOUR QUESTIONS HAVE BEEN ANSWERED, AGAIN, WILL YOU PLEASE SHUT UP!
Sorry that I have to "cut and paste", but that is your method of posting on these forums.
love gettysburg as it is

Spring Grove, PA

#16 May 6, 2010
Thanks to the Menallen Friends for their courageous
position on the Mason-dixon casino. We know that what is legal is not necessarily moral, and certainly when so many of the legislators that came up with this crazy law have been indicted for corruption.
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Fire Marshal Bill

Lancaster, PA

#17 May 6, 2010
And it is perfectly acceptable for anyone to , and be against gambling. So when/if the casino comes you do not have to visit it.

But there are others who do and will gamble, so let them. If they are going to gamble, why not keep this money in our area our community.

If you don't gamble or agree with it, don't get involved, that is your choice.
tony

Gettysburg, PA

#18 May 6, 2010
Bill - Levan expects to gross 50 million per year. How do you " keep " that money in our community?
It is just the opposite. 50 million has been taken " out " of our community.

Since: Feb 10

Location hidden

#19 May 6, 2010
While I respect the right for the Quaker(s) to express their opinion on the morality of the issue, it is no longer a question of morality. In fact, any religious context outside of personal opinion isn't pertinent.

Gaming is legal in the state of PA. Like it or not, that is the case. The issue is that a very *small* group of people are attempting to mandate what the majority have no issue with.

So if you're worried about the effects on your community or children, perhaps you would do better to focus on their individual level of personal responsibility. Removing the temptation doesn't make for good character, good character in and of itself does so.

The *majority* of people in this country are responsible and are capable of exercising self-control.
NoCasino

Baltimore, MD

#20 May 6, 2010
I agree with Mary. I was raised by a family that has faith and morals. We also agree that gambling is wrong. Gambling is wrong for children, Gambling is wrong for families, Gambling is wrong. NoCasinoGettysburg

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