Well, after watching the video several times.......... I did not see anyone being bullied, I did not see on child in the video, let alone a frightened Child. I saw no violence. There was lots of shouting, but that would be expected when you have two groups that oppose each other. No riot police, NOTHING!!!
The so called Casino (Mobs) where just citizens that apparently wanted Video slot machines. There is nothing in Scripture that tells us that Gambling is sin, but we are told to walk in Love.
The Alabama supreme court has outlawed the so called "Bingo slot Machines" as they did not line up with a 6 point bingo system that was established. It is expected that these machines will be taken down soon. I can only assume that certain interest groups got upset about this, but the Alabama Supreme court upheld the Gambling Law. There is also no state Lotto in Alabama, so the Alabama supreme court laws lean heavy against Gambling.
What does this mean for Christians or those that do not want Gambling?
It is very favorable. One thing that is constant with the Supreme Court is that it appears God works at that point the best. What become laws, and what the lower courts uphold as law, more often than not get shot down at the Supreme Court Level. Though we may have to endure bogus Laws, and harmful things, it normally won't last long once it reaches any Supreme Court. God is still in Control of Governments. God sets rulers up, and will remove them if necessary.
1Ti 2:1 I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; 1Ti 2:2 For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty.
We should not get upset if the Unsaved, or those not mature in the Word come against us. The fight is not with them. Why even care or consider how the ungodly respond to us?? They respond as they are suppose to respond, just like their father............I get astonished by post like this, because it's like asking a Dog not to be as a dog should be. They bark, and wag tails. Why? because it's a dog.
We don't Wrestle against Flesh and Blood............. We pray for our leaders, and believe God. We are led by the Holy Ghost, so Our speaking is heard, and not in vain. If we go in our own way and thinking like I saw in this video, then we are going to loose the flesh game against the devil every time.
1Ti 2:8 I will therefore that men pray every where, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and doubting.
Faith, and not doubting that what we pray, will bring victory every time. There will be no Gambling in Alabama. If we fidget and fuss and think that there are way to many ungodly men in office to win, and make comments about how Gambling will really hurt the people, then we never believed we received the answer in the first place, then make way for the new shiny Casino's in Alabama.