NYT Reports on Televangelist Pat Robertson’s Support of Legalized Marijuana
Hm… Well, it’s not like this is just some aberrant, random statement brought about by the ravages of senility or something. After all, Pat Robertson has made similar statements in the past. Here he is in 2010 making the case for legalizing pot:
And, he makes a couple of good points. But, the real question is: Is it proper for a minister of God to publicly endorse legalizing that which goes contrary to God’s Word? Personally, I think not. What do you think?
Pat Robertson: Legalize marijuana
by Joel Gehrke – Washington Examiner
Evangelical leader Pat Robertson revealed his inner Ron Paul yesterday, as he expressed support for legalizing marijuana and added that the war on drugs has failed.
“I really believe we should treat marijuana the way we treat beverage alcohol,” Robertson told the New York Times. “I’ve never used marijuana and I don’t intend to, but it’s just one of those things that I think: this war on drugs just hasn’t succeeded.”
Robertson framed his position in terms of overcrowding in prisons. “Prisons are being overcrowded with juvenile offenders having to do with drugs,” he observed. “And the penalties, the maximums, some of them could get 10 years for possession of a joint of marijuana.”
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