Trucks begin a trip Wednesday from the Tennessee Baptist Convention headquarters in Brentwood to distribute anti-lottery materials to 3,000 Baptist churches across the state.
BRENTWOOD, Tenn. - Launching a 60-day countdown to Tennessee's lottery referendum, the Tennessee Baptist Convention sent volunteers in three big trucks across the state Wednesday to deliver nearly 3.3 million pieces of anti-lottery material to its members.
The 3.2 million inserts for church bulletins and 75,000 magazines detail the convention's four main themes against a lottery: that lottery gambling "puts children at risk, does little for education, is bad for Tennessee's economy and takes advantage of the poor."
The four separate glossy leaflets will be inserted into bulletins in the state's 3,000 Baptist churches in October, one for each of the four Sundays leading up to the Nov. 5 referendum. Each of the state's 800,000 Baptists should receive at least four of the leaflets.
"Two months from tomorrow can be decision day for organized gambling in Tennessee or two months from tomorrow...