Back in December 2010, during The 700 Club program, you came out in favor of marijuana legalization. You stated: “We are locking up people who take a couple puffs of marijuana and the next thing you know they got 10 years… with these mandatory sentences… we’ve got to take a look at what we are considering crimes… but, I just believe that criminalizing marijuana, criminalizing the possession of a few ounces of pot… it’s costing us a fortune and it’s ruining young people. Young people go into these prisons as youth and come out as hardened criminals and it’s not a good thing.” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sQi7A5MW2kQ
Your Bible believing audiences were surely delighted that you finally saw the light on this issue. Don’t most Christians find it unconscionable to lock people up just for using cannabis? You must have searched the scriptures on this herb and when you did, you concluded that God seems very fond of this green seed-bearing herb.
In fact, your research probably led you to the first chapter of the Bible – Genesis 1: 29 which states “And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat. 1: 31 And God saw everything that he had made, and, behold, it was very good…”
Later on, during the dreadful event of the fall of man God says to Adam in Genesis 3:18 “Thorns also and thistles shall it bring forth to thee; and thou shalt eat the herb of the field…” So, we see this herb also survived the curse during the fall of man. This time God seems more forceful in His instructing Adam to eat it – “and thou shalt eat the herb of the field….”
This herb is now 3 for 3 as it also survived the flood. Genesis 9: 3 “Every moving thing that liveth shall be meat for you; even as the green herb have I given you all things.” It’s almost embarrassing for the righteous among us here in the 21st century. Here we have all these huge events taking place in Biblical history and God seems pre-occupied with this green seed-bearing herb. It’s hard for the modern day preachers to dance around these verses that are clearly pro pot.
But, alas, Reverend Pat, your views on this issue were finally in harmony with your God’s views. Maybe you also felt uncomfortable being in favor of outlawing a plant created by God that He is very fond of. But then something happened.
Fast forward a few years and we hear that the folks in Denver are making cupcakes and gummy bears laced with THC!
Freaked out over kids getting stoned eating cupcakes and gummy bears laced with THC was given as a reason why you flipped on the legalization issue. And now should we say you are in favor of re-illegalization? Unfortunately, in our society you can only flip once on an issue. So, despite the above arguments provided that show cannabis/hemp is good and not evil, you wouldn’t be taken seriously if you tried flipping back again. But, there is one thing you can do for us…
Here at hempforfood.org our mission is to end world hunger one hemp plant at a time. As you know, hemp strains are known for their nutritious seeds. Our goal at hempforfood.org is to send out Hemp Farm kits to needy people around the world so they can begin to grow their own food, fuel and fiber. And, I’m sure you also know there isn’t any THC in hemp. Pat, will you please help us?
In closing, there doesn’t seem to be any scriptures speaking out against cannabis/hemp use. As mentioned earlier – quite the contrary. Yet, the men of the earth have outlawed this plant. We see Jesus instructing His followers to feed the poor. We can do this with hemp. As one of His followers, please, come out in favor of using hemp and hemp seeds so we can begin to end world hunger.