YOU have GOT to be kidding me! This man is a MORON! Are there no more intelligent analytical people anymore???
Pardon the pun BUT what in G-d's NAME does winning a lottery have to do with addiction?
NADA YOU DUMB SHMUCK! Playing a game and gambling is NOT addiction. Addiction is a behavior, a pattern. Eating can be an addiction, will you refuse food for your congregation should it be donated.
This pastor is an A-Class MORON and then some.
I think he just has a vested interest in keeping those people who come to him down so that he can be in control. He should have his ass kicked to the curb.
BTW to the anonymous donor I will happily take the money he wouldn't. I am a struggling single gal with a lot of bills to pay. I promise to put it to good use, not abuse the donation and invest it wisely so that I have financial security for years to come.
NY charity turns down share of $3M lottery jackpot Fri Sep 12, 4:18 PM ET
A New York charity says it has turned down a share of a $3 million lottery jackpot because accepting the money could send the wrong message to gambling addicts.
The Lighthouse Mission, which helps feed 3,000 hungry Long Island residents a week, had been chosen to share an anonymous donor's jackpot last month. The donor gave the winning ticket to the True North Community Church, which said it would share the money with other charities.
The mission's pastor, James Ryan, says he appreciates the offer but had to turn it down because his organization counsels against addictions, including gambling. He did not say what the mission's share of the prize would have been.