In case you hadn’t heard/read this elsewhere, a church in Joplin Missouri raffled off 2 AR-15 semi-automatic rifles.
While I cannot say I am surprised, I will tell you I am appalled.
Not only does this support gambling – yes, raffles are gambling – but look deeper into what is going on here.
This particular raffle was, the article says, for fathers only:
the church gave area fathers an opportunity to put their names in a free drawing to win one of two AR-15 rifles. Fathers could get tickets for each child they brought to church, and for bringing his own dad to church.
It seems only fair to me that if a church is going to invite people to gamble for guns, they ought not be sexist about it.