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Good Baptists Don’t Gamble

My grandmother, a staunch Southern Baptist, had marched me off to Sunday school and church regularly. So when I switched to the Episcopal church after marriage, she challenged me: “What’s wrong with the Baptist Church, son?”

“Well,” I explained, “Carole and I flipped a coin to see if we would go to her church or mine, and I lost.”

“Serves you right,” said my grandmother. “Good Baptists don’t gamble.”

J. E. Bedenbaugh

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