What does Pat Robertson have in common with Cheech and Chong, apart from a fondness for offensive racial stereotypes? Apparently, they all love pot.
The televangelist doesn't use the stuff himself but he does support its legalization…
"I really believe we should treat marijuana the way we treat beverage alcohol," Mr. Robertson said in an interview on Wednesday. "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."
Mr. Robertson's remarks echoed statements he made last week on "The 700 Club," the signature program of his Christian Broadcasting Network, and other comments he made in 2010.
While those earlier remarks were largely dismissed by his followers, Mr. Robertson has now apparently fully embraced the idea of legalizing marijuana, arguing that it is a way to bring down soaring rates of incarceration and reduce the social and financial costs.
It makes sense that a man who believes gay people caused Hurricane Katrina would endorse a mind-altering substance. He's already living in a delusional fantasyland. Why not let others join him?
Let's face it, marijuana is probably the only thing that could make a Christian rock concert bearable. And just like a pothead, Pat Robertson would freak out during a planetarium laser show about the Big Bang.
Fun fact: If you watch The 700 Club while high, it's like Robertson is actually coming out of the screen and calling you a sodomite.
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