"Politics + Other Mistakes" piece on Michael Heath and the Christian Civic Leagu


Al Diamon


Portland Phoenix






"Politics + Other Mistakes" piece on Michael Heath and the Christian Civic League of Maine. Though the league is opposing the referendum question on the November ballot that asks voters to approve a casino in Oxford County, it is doing so on the wrong grounds. The proposal is not immoral, as the league contends, but it is a one-man power grab for Seth Carey of Rumford. If approved, a company run by Carey would be allowed to build and operate a gambling establishment where there would be no limit on the number of slot machines, and no restrictions on the types of slots. The referendum would also lower the age at which Mainers can legally gamble from 21 to 19, and it would grant Carey the exclusive right to run a gambling house in Maine for the next ten years. Meanwhile, the Christian Civic League is collecting signatures for a referendum of their own that would ban same-sex marriage and forbid civil unions (both already prohibited by Maine law), prevent gay couples from adopting, eliminate high school civil-rights teams, and repeal the 2005 law banning discrimination based on sexual orientation.


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