Pat Robertson Says Legalize Marijuana (Video)

Maybe Robertson realized that a substantial portion of his audience consists of insomniac potheads. Amen, Preacher. Pass the doobies like collection plates. From LA Times blog:

The Rev. Dr. Pat Robertson, a longtime central influencer in conservative Christian Republican politics, came out recently on television to say that the direction many politicians have taken regarding marijuana has turned out to be wrong.

Robertson claims that mandatory minimum sentencing for Americans caught with relatively small amounts of pot is costing the nation too much money and is not rehabilitating them.

“I’m not exactly for the use of drugs, don’t get me wrong, but I just believe that criminalizing marijuana, criminalizing the possession of a few ounces of pot, that kinda thing, it’s just — it’s costing us a fortune and it’s ruining young people,” the televangelist said on his long-running show, “The 700 Club,” on the Christian Broadcasting Network. “Young people go into prisons, they go in as youths and come out as hardened criminals. That’s not a good thing.”

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  • hiddenplace

    wow, one of the first times i actually agree with Dr Robertson! he is going to get some serious flack for that comment, though it certainly wouldnt be the first time…

  • hiddenplace

    wow, one of the first times i actually agree with Dr Robertson! he is going to get some serious flack for that comment, though it certainly wouldnt be the first time…

  • Raccoon

    Holy FUCK I never thought I would hear that guy say something that makes sense… Has hell frozen over for Christmas or what?

  • Raccoon

    Holy FUCK I never thought I would hear that guy say something that makes sense… Has hell frozen over for Christmas or what?

  • Quad-Zilla

    Oh Shit! the guy is making sense! he must suffering from dementia…. get him outta there and replace him with an arch conservative who won’t go “making sense” when his “crazy spells” hit…

  • Quad-Zilla

    Oh Shit! the guy is making sense! he must suffering from dementia…. get him outta there and replace him with an arch conservative who won’t go “making sense” when his “crazy spells” hit…

  • Rex H.

    I will not believe until Jack Van Imepe and Rexella light up.

  • Rex H.

    I will not believe until Jack Van Imepe and Rexella light up.

  • Mike Riley

    Now I’m torn.

  • Mike Riley

    Now I’m torn.

  • that1guy

    A real Christmas miracle. I’m writing that dude a letter.

  • that1guy

    A real Christmas miracle. I’m writing that dude a letter.

  • Len

    He just converted me from Atheism.
    Legalize it, don’t criticize it.

  • Len

    He just converted me from Atheism.
    Legalize it, don’t criticize it.

  • Anonymous

    Its nice to know that even lunatics can have a few sane thoughts…
    Kudo’s to Pat on THIS issue.

  • GoodDoktorBad

    Its nice to know that even lunatics can have a few sane thoughts…
    Kudo’s to Pat on THIS issue.

  • 5by5

    Wow. He’s sure desperate for someone to pay attention to him….

  • 5by5

    Wow. He’s sure desperate for someone to pay attention to him….

  • Liam_McGonagle

    Wow.

    I always had Pat figured for an ‘Extasy’ guy, with all the palling around with Charles Taylor and urging for extrajudicial murder squads as a recognized part of U.S. Diplomacy.

  • Anonymous

    Wow.

    I always had Pat figured for an ‘Extasy’ guy, with all the palling around with Charles Taylor and urging for extrajudicial murder squads as a recognized part of U.S. Diplomacy.

  • JohnnyRotten

    Once the legalization movement gets the backing of the church, then things will really start happening. The times they are a changin’. The lord says Weed is cool Red States so get out and vote yes!!!!

  • JohnnyRotten

    Once the legalization movement gets the backing of the church, then things will really start happening. The times they are a changin’. The lord says Weed is cool Red States so get out and vote yes!!!!

  • Jacqueline

    I agree i was stunned…could not believe i just heard that and in fact watched it again to make sure.

  • http://www.facebook.com/KittydarlingZelnik KittyDarling Zelnik

    I agree i was stunned…could not believe i just heard that and in fact watched it again to make sure.