The following comments were generated from an editorial by FOX6 WBRC-TV General Manager Lou Kirchen, which first aired on Tuesday, February 9, 2010.
The response to last week's editorial about electronic bingo was both passionate and overwhelming! We received so many calls and emails that we have decided to share more of them this week.
Mary from Berry
I wanted to voice that I am against the gambling.
George from Attalla
I think that Alabama needs bingo. So where the money can go towards the schools.
Electronic bingo has done a lot for this state. I don't know why all these politicians spend all their time just searching for ways to not have bingo in Alabama.
Becky from Pell City
I think they should legalize gambling. If we can have the race tracks, that's gambling. So, what's the difference in casinos and race tracks.
Gambling is rooted and love of money, greed. It is addictive. It destroys families and lives. We are not to do evil that good may come.
Betty from Birmingham
I feel like they shouldn't have stopped the bingo. It's just some place for people to go. Can't nobody tell you how to spend your money. You gonna spend your money regardless how you want to spend it any way. And if it is better for helping the city helping schools or whatever, I feel like they shouldn't have stopped it.
If you would like to respond to this editorial, email firstname.lastname@example.org, write
P.O. Box 6
Birmingham, Alabama 35201
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