North Florida director of missions promotes anti-gambling film
Feb 19, 2014
By JONI B. HANNIGAN
Managing Editor

JACKSONVILLE (FBW)—Asa Greear, director of mission of the St. John’s River Baptist Association, is urging area citizens to attend a Feb. 27 screening of  “Pushing Luck.”

The film is a short documentary that examines the government’s policies regarding casino sponsorship. It also will show at earlier dates in other major cities throughout Florida.

According to an email update from the St. John’s River association, the screening is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. at The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) Auditorium at 333 North Laura St. in Jacksonville.

A flier indicates there will be brief comments from “national experts and schools on the issue.” The free event is open to the public and hosted by “No Casinos,” “Stop Predatory Gambling,” the “Institute for American Values,” and other organizations. 

In the email, Greear wrote, “Say no to casinos in Jacksonville!”

Earlier events are listed on the nocasinos.org website:

  • Orlando – Feb. 24th, 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. at the Lowndes Shakespeare Center, Loch Haven Park, 812 East Rollins St., Orlando, FL 32803
     
  • Pensacola – Feb. 25th, 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. (CST) at New World Landing Event Center, 600 S Palafox St., Pensacola, FL 32502
     
  • Tampa – Feb. 26, 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. at Cobb Cine Bistro Hyde Park, 1609 W. Swann Ave., Tampa, FL 33606
     
  • Miami – Feb. 26, 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. at Renaissance at the Gables, 2340 SW 32nd Ave., Miami, FL 33145

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