The Pine Bluff Faith Community Coalition Ministerial Alliance will meet at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12, at the Pine Bluff site of Family Church, 2309 S. Poplar St.
Participants will discuss the proposed casino gambling amendment. Jerry Cox, founder and president of Family Council, will give a presentation to pastors concerning the proposed amendment, according to a news release.
“It is vital pastors in Jefferson County be present at this meeting to hear what Issue 4 is all about, how it will affect our community, and how we can inform our congregations accordingly,” Stephen Harrison, pastor of Family Church and vice president of the ministerial alliance, said.
Harrison said he will vote no on the issue, according to the news release.
The Arkansas General Election is Tuesday, Nov. 6. Issue 4 is an Amendment to Require Four Licenses to be Issued for Casino Gaming at Casinos, One Each in Crittenden (to Southland Racing Corporation), Garland (to Oaklawn Jockey Club Inc.) Pope, and Jefferson counties, according to the Secretary of State’s website.