RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Religious broadcaster Pat Robertson says marijuana should be legalized and treated like alcohol because the government’s war on drugs has failed.
The outspoken evangelical Christian and host of “The 700 Club” on the Virginia Beach-based Christian Broadcasting Network he founded said the war on drugs is costing taxpayers billions of dollars. He said people should not be sent to prison for marijuana possession.
A very interesting stance from the article is how the Focus on the Family group states they are staunchly opposed to Medical or Recreational use of Marijuana. There are countless stories out there of people who have Cancer, MS, among other things, and Marijuana ends up being their life saving drug. Many Pharmaceutical drugs out there like Marinol are similar to the real deal, but it doesn’t work as well and there are still side effects.
With the latest HHS mandate I have learned this. As a free people, we should stand against any government action that forces us to do things against God’s will. In this case, the government is forcing the redistribution of our taxpayer dollars to pay for Birth Control and Abortifacts. The Church has not been on a movement to outlaw Alcohol and Tobacco that I am aware of, and these substances are directly responsible for thousands (Alcohol) and millions (Tobacco) of deaths each and every year.
With that said, you would he hard pressed to find a doctor who would order a prescription of Jack Daniels, or a pack of Malboro Reds to help cure an ailment with a person. Sure there are people who get bogus medical prescriptions for Marijuana due to a back ache or things like that, but there are plenty of valid reasons to use if medicinally. I for one can’t understand how a group could be opposed to Medicinal use when all of the evidence in the world points to many valid circumstances for a patient to use Marijuana medicinally?
He hasn’t fully redeemed himself from his theory on divorce but this is a step in the right direction. The war on drugs is masochistic. The only people really being punished are the taxpayers in a broke country and those who value liberty.
You will not find me bowing to you because you are a lay director of RCIA. RCIA, if one does a cursory search, is a joke compared to proper catechesis and varies from parish to parish. Some are GREAT (and yours may be!) and some are better off being catechized by Protestants than what they are hearing in RCIA.
The issue of divorce for certain reasons is to actually address those issues you mentioned and to keep them from being forced into reality instead of just remaining truly married per the Sacrament and eschewing the albatross of civil marriage, which is a farce unto itself, and taking care of said spouse.
You actually think that piece of paper from the state means you’re really married? What next, when they give them to the homos, are they actually married too? The state cannot define marriage anymore than the Church can define divorce. Both are impossible for each. Divorce is not a Church issue but a civil one. That’s just Catholicism 101, “director”.
pot is illegal for a reason. It was a big enough issue that a law was made against its use. Just because times change and the popular opinion on the issue shifts means we should throw it out? Gay marriage and abortions are popular. Maybe we should all go with the flow with those as well?