Pat Robertson may be in favor of decriminalizing marijuana, but that doesn't keep him from being opposed to being in favor of decriminalizing it.
At least according to his publicist…
Dr. Robertson did not call for the decriminalization of marijuana. He was advocating that our government revisit the severity of the existing laws because mandatory drug sentences do harm to many young people who go to prison and come out as hardened criminals. He was also pointing out that these mandatory sentences needlessly cost our government millions of dollars when there are better approaches available.
So, I suppose enough kindly old grandparents watching his show were offended by the idea of the government maybe not destroying the lives of people who are caught doing something that does nobody else any harm and is their own business that the show's producers felt the need to backpedal a bit.
Fair enough. His stance now makes no logical sense, but I guess you gotta do what you gotta do. My only concern is that his audience is used to strong rational arguments. I really hope this inconsistency doesn't hurt his standing with them.
Tags: Christianity, Crime, Drugs, Marijuana, Pat Robertson, Religion, Television