Pat Robertson Did Not Call For The Decriminalization Of Marijuana

Following A Story On "The 700 Club" About A Faith-Based Rehabilitation Program That Has Saved The Government Millions And Lowered The Incidence Of Repeat Offenders, Robertson Advocated For Revisiting The Severity Of Laws Rather Than Mandatory Sentences For Young People.

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Virginia Beach, VA (PRWEB) December 24, 2010

The Christian Broadcasting Network has released the following statement to clarify comments made by Pat Robertson on the December 16th episode of The 700 Club.

Chris Roslan, spokesman for CBN, said, "Dr. Robertson did not call for the decriminalization of marijuana. He was advocating that our government revisit the severity of the existing laws because mandatory drug sentences do harm to many young people who go to prison and come out as hardened criminals. He was also pointing out that these mandatory sentences needlessly cost our government millions of dollars when there are better approaches available. Dr. Robertson’s comments followed a CBN News story about a group of conservatives who have proven that faith-based rehabilitation for criminals has resulted in lower repeat offenders and saved the government millions of dollars. Dr. Robertson unequivocally stated that he is against the use of illegal drugs.”

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