I was raised in the church and studied the Bible extensively. So this kind of thing really pisses me off.
While the priests acknowledged â€œthe good intentions of those who do not want addicts to be criminalized,â€ they warned that in the case of the most vulnerable people, legalization means â€œleaving the addict helpless and ignoring his right to help.â€ […]
They went on to recall that the Gospel invites us to be present at the fringes of society and human existence, â€œto enter into communion with the poorest of the poor and from there to reach out to all.â€
They recall the Gospel, yet seem not to have actually, you know, read it.
Did Jesus say “I’d like to help you, but I need to wait until the Romans arrest you and throw you in jail”?
“…ignoring his right to help.” Really?
Is the catholic church so weak that they cannot help people without first sending them to prison for pot?
Fortunately, there are other religious leaders who understand the true meaning of the Gospels.