Ohio Roundtable: The Public Square - A Daughter's Request
A Daughter's Request
"Recently I heard your broadcast. The man you were
talking about is my father."
You've heard the story about an Ohio man who is in legal
trouble for scamming hundreds of E-bay customers then using their checking accounts to set
up on-line gambling accounts. He gambled away thousands of dollars before the police
finally caught up with him.
We received a letter from this man's daughter. She wanted
to thank us for telling his story and warning people about the phenomenal dangers of
gambling addictions. She told us how difficult it was to hear the story on the radio but
thanked us for "not portraying my father as a horrible criminal." Her dad, she
said, was just a normal guy who always took care of his family, her parents, normal people
whose lives had been totally ruined by gambling in the past two years.
And she made two very specific requests. The first is that
we would pray for her dad who is now enrolled in Gamblers Anonymous. The second is that we
would keep telling his and now her story as well and the real facts behind the illusions
of legalized gambling.
Back in 1990 when we first launched a campaign against
expanded gambling we would hear these stories every now and then. Today we hear them every
week. The toll of the false promise of legalized gambling is growing every single day.
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