casino gambling

Letter To The Editor

February 13, 2009

Dear Editor:

Congratulations to State Treasurer John Kennedy for his leadership in pointing out the
harmful effects that proposed casino gambling in St. Tammany Parish can have on
families. Which begs the question: What is Governor Jindal's position on casino
gambling? Will he sign a bill authorizing a vote on casino gambling because he would
not view this as an expansion of gambling? While he prepares for a national television
address and for a possible presidential campaign, perhaps it is time for Governor Jindal to
clearly inform the citizens of Louisiana as to his position on casino gambling.


John W. Hogue, III
State Director, The Louisiana Christian Coalition
P.O. Box 1695
Mandeville, LA 70470
Telephone: (985) 789-4680

John Hogue, State Director of The Louisiana Christian Coalition: Letter to Governor Jindal regarding casino gambling

February 11, 2009

Governor Bobby Jindal
C/o Mr. Timmy Teepell
P.O. Box 94004
Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9004

Dear Governor Jindal:

Greetings from Louisiana Christian Coalition!

The Louisiana Christian Coalition strongly believes that Christians should be timely
informed of issues concerning faith and family. In St. Tammany Parish, parish president
Kevin Davis is now exploring the issue of bringing casino gambling to our community.
Many people of faith strongly oppose casino gambling because of its harmful and
devastating effect on families and quality of life.

For casino gambling to occur in St. Tammany Parish, is is my understanding that it would
first have to be approved by the Parish Council, then submitted to the Legislature, then
approved by you, and then finally approved by the voters. It is rumored that should a bill
allowing casino gambling to proceed to a vote in St. Tammany Parish reach your desk,

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