NASHVILLE (BP) -- President Obama's comment that marijuana is less dangerous than alcohol has drawn objection from a Southern Baptist seminary president and stands in stark contrast to the arguments of many evangelicals about the personal and societal cost of legalizing the drug. For some, Obama's comment also provides an opportunity for ministry to marijuana users.
The president was asked about the movement to legalize marijuana amid a lengthy interview with The New Yorker. "As has been well documented, I smoked pot as a kid," Obama responded, "and I view it as a bad habit and a vice, not very different from the cigarettes that I smoked as a young person up through a big chunk of my adult life. I don't think it is more dangerous than alcohol." Read More