CHRISTIANS CONDEMN POT LEGALIZATION
“Legalize it? A majority of Christians say no to recreational pot,” reports the Barna Group, an independent research organization.
“In contrast to the widening cultural mainstream, most practicing Christians oppose legalization. Even mainline Protestants, who often trend more liberal on social issues than their Catholic and non-mainline brethren, are less likely (45 percent) than the national average to say pot should be legal in the U.S.” a new Barna poll reports.
“Non-mainline Protestants (32 percent) and Catholics (39 percent) are far less likely to favor legalization. Less than half of all adults (47 percent) believe it’s morally acceptable to smoke marijuana for recreational use,” the researchers say.
“This is most pronounced among practicing Christians, particularly non-mainline Protestants: Fewer than one in seven (13 percent) say it is acceptable to use marijuana for recreation. Mainline Protestants (40 percent) and Catholics (33 percent) are also less likely than the average to say recreational weed is acceptable.”