published Monday, June 17th, 2013

Smoke weed? That's fine with God, pastors say

The Rev. Edwin Sanders says churches should help heal the sick, feed the hungry, and set prisoners free.

Even if they smoke pot.

Sanders, pastor of Metropolitan Interdenominational Church in Nashville, is part of a group of clergy who want to end the war on drugs by decriminalizing drug use. They met this week in Nashville at American Baptist College.

Sanders said the so-called war on drugs has failed for two reasons. First, he said, addiction to drugs is a disease, not a crime.

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