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Shock: Christian Coalition founder Pat Robertson favors marijuana legalization

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patrobertson Shock: Christian Coalition founder Pat Robertson favors marijuana legalizationCount this among the 10 things nobody ever expected to see in their lifetimes: 700 Club founder Pat Robertson, one of the cornerstone figures of America's Christian right movement, has come out in favor of legalizing marijuana.

Calling it getting "smart" on crime, Robertson aired a clip on a recent episode of his 700 Club television show that advocated the viewpoint of drug law reformers who run prison outreach ministries.

A narrator even claimed that religious prison outreach has "saved" millions in public funds by helping to reduce the number of prisoners who return shortly after being released.

"It got to be a big deal in campaigns: 'He's tough on crime,' and 'lock 'em up!'" the Christian Coalition founder said. "That's the way these guys ran and, uh, they got elected. But, that wasn't the answer."


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Comment by Lola Flores
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Oh, yeah.  The good preacher is, himself, probably a closet smoker (and of much more than marijuana).  


What would Jesus do?  Really, what would he do?

Comment by Anonymous
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 Roberts is the NWO puppet in place to reach 700 Club watchers.

If Roberts is for mj legalization get prepared for government-added drugs to be added to "legalized" mj and/or special database tracking for "legal" users.

Go organic!