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Anti-Gambling Church Holds Casino Night Fundraiser

By Chuckmonster on Monday, 26th June 2006 1:04am
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Religious blowhards from Canada have planned a casino night fundraiser to raise loot for their private school. The hitch is, the church organization openly frowns on gambling, and lobbies against any potential casinos encroaching on their turf. Gambling is bad, unless the church is the house... what would Jesus play? Holy Trinity Card Poker? Crucifix of Mis-Fortune? John The Baptist or Better Video Poker? Gold, Frankinsense and Myrrh 5x Pray Slots? No-Limit Bethlehem Hold Em?

Edmonton's Catholic school parents aren't ready to fold on casino fundraisers just because the church frowns on gambling, says one Edmonton Catholic School Board trustee.

"The feedback I've received from parents ... is strongly against any motion that would restrict the flow of money generated by casinos," said Ward 2 trustee Janice Sarich.

Her board will meet this week to discuss the fallout of Calgary Bishop Fred Henry's threat of "blacklisting" Catholic schools that continue to raise funds through gambling.

Edmonton Archbishop Thomas Collins told the Sun earlier that using gambling to raise school funds is immoral, but he hasn't threatened schools with cessation of Catholic services.

For those keeping score at home, the Archbishop's name is Thomas Collins. Here's a recipie for a Tom Collins cocktail:

Tom Collins
2 oz gin
1 oz lemon juice
1 tsp superfine sugar
3 oz club soda
1 maraschino cherry
1 slice orange

In a shaker half-filled with ice cubes, combine the gin, lemon juice, and sugar. Shake well. Strain into a collins glass almost filled with ice cubes. Add the club soda. Stir and garnish with the cherry and the orange slice, pray to the Archbishop and down the hatch!



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