Televangelist Pat Robertson said on Monday that people who smoked marijuana, used cocaine or consumed alcohol had been enslaved by vegetables.
“God gave you and me as human beings authority, he gave us dominion over everything on this Earth,” the TV preacher explained on Monday’s 700 Club. “Over all the animals, all the snakes, all the birds, all the plants, all the vegetables.”
“Cocaine is the product of a vegetable, alcohol is the product of a vegetable, marijuana is a vegetable,” he continued. “And yet, people are enslaved to vegetables. And you were made in the image of God. God made you in his image to reign and rule with him. He gave you incredible authority.”
“Why would you become a slave to a vegetable? Why? Why would you do it.?
Robertson said that he had “seen a lot of stuff” in his lifetime so he understood that people had a lot of problems, “but God Almighty can deliver you from the bondage of your addiction.”
“Your slavery to vegetables, he can set you free,” he insisted.
The United States Department of Agriculture officially classifies cannabis as “herb.”
March 2, 2015
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Pat Robertson: Smoking pot is ‘slavery to vegetables,’ but God can ‘set you free’