I live in a state included in the bible belt. It is illegal to have a lottery here in Alabama. Florida and Georgia both use their lottery for education. We have one of the worst education systems by state in the US. These same churches that protest the lottery hold raffles all the time to raise money for their church’s “charitable causes” (usually something significantly less important than our children’s educations). Why is it so much different in their minds than a state wide raffle?