Godmode: Jesus Loves Poker

Jerry Yang knew it all along.

In yesterday’s House Energy and Commerce subcommittee hearing to review the state of online gaming, and poker in particular, Rep. Joe Barton (R- Texas) made no bones about the fact he likes playing online poker and he’s pretty sure GOD, THE CREATOR OF THE UNIVERSE is a fan as well. In a statement to the committee, Barton cited his exceptional travel time as evidence that God himself wants online poker legalized and regulated.

I wanna tell this committee Mr. Chairman, that God must be for this bill. I got up this morning at 4 o’clock in Ennes, Texas outside of Dallas and braved icy roads and 20 degree temperatures to get to DFW airport where my good friends at American Airlines left exactly on time. God put a 200 mph tailwind behind the plane. I got here an hour early. That tells me that God is for this bill.

Just in case you thought Barton was a total wacko, he went on to explain that he was being a little silly.

I was somewhat flippant when I said God favored this bill. Obviously God doesn’t care one fig about this. God does care about free will, and I think we should have a law that reflects that.

Amen to that.

If you or someone you know has a gambling problem and wants help, call the Virginia Council on Problem Gambling (VACPG) helpline at 1-888-532-3500
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