Alex Blaze

Pat Robertson supports pot decriminalization

Filed By Alex Blaze | December 23, 2010 5:00 PM | comments

Filed in: Entertainment
Tags: 700 Club, Christian beliefs, fundamentalist, legalization, marijuana, pat robertson, pot, weed

I just saw this clip of Pat Robertson supporting pot decriminalization and thought I'd share it with you all in case you felt the need for a little hope this time of year. Even a hardened, well-payed rightwinger can, if exposed to the negative effects of a bourgeois policy, see the error of the state's ways.

It's easy to forget that most people are able to change their opinion of something if they're presented with facts, clear arguments, and sometimes the human toll of their beliefs. If even Pat Robertson, who has made his fortune conning little old ladies into sending him their life savings, can support marijuana decriminalization after visiting prisons and seeing what the War on Drugs really means, then there's something human in each of us.

Happy holidays, folks.

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Wolfgang E. B. Wolfgang E. B. | December 23, 2010 5:36 PM

Thank you, Pat Robertson, for having the courage to speak out in defense of one of our most cherished American values: Freedom.

Is the conservative Christian right softening? First the Pope on condoms for gay men engaged in prostitution and now Pat Robertson on pot?

We saw that on Facebook last night and laughed ourself silly over the comments (i.e. "he discovered the scriptures were more profound if you rolled them up first")

Pat Robertson has one of the most far right viewpoints on absolutely everything. I can only see him softening on this particular thing if and only if he's discovered there's some direct benefit to him personally, that he's been able to rationalize versus his faith in some way (i.e. that it is part of god's creation).

So aside from the humour factor, I'm not going to give him a whole lot of credit for anything.

Robertson's spokespeople were quick to damage control, saying that Robertson wasn't actually for decriminalization of pot, just for small amounts of it.

I am not quite sure whether this is really human or sincere from Robertson because in many countries political parties choose the issue of drug decriminalization in order to gain more support among the young and then give lip service to it.