CHRIS­TIANS CON­DEMN POT LE­GAL­IZA­TION

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“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.”

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