What would Jesus do? Legalize drugs.
Some mainstream Christians are flexing their muscles in the name of a more restorative approach to substance abuse. A group of 600 United Methodist churches in New England is calling for an end to the War on Drugs.
They say it’s the Christian way.
This isn’t just about marijuana, though the marijuana legalization folks are covering the story.
The resolution approved over the weekend by the New England Conference of United Methodist Churches says “the public policy of prohibition of certain narcotics and psychoactive substances . . . has failed to achieve the goal of eliminating, or even reducing, substance abuse.”
It goes on to list a great many negative effects from an expensive and failed effort to treat substance abuse as a criminal problem. They have a more restorative approach in mind.
– Read the entire article at The Arizona Republic.