Pubdate: Sun, 24 Sep 2006
Source: Central Kentucky News Journal (Campbellsville, KY)
Copyright: 2006 Central Kentucky News Journal
Author: Stan White


Pastor Ted Beam's letter (Medical Field Against Legalized Marijuana,
Sept. 3, 2006) could more accurately be titled: Pastor Against
Legalized Marijuana.

Biblically, clergy supporting cannabis prohibition isn't new and is
referred to as the "Sin of the Priests" as subtitled in the New
American Standard Bible (see Malachi 1:6-14).

While dishonorable priests claim "the table of the Lord is to be
despised," "the table of the Lord is defiled" and "as for its fruit,
its food is to be despised," Our Heavenly Father, says otherwise and
does so starting on the first page of the Bible.

Further, in 1936, it was discovered, kaneh bosm is the pre-Semitic
Hebrew origins of cannabis in the Old Testament and was mistranslated
in five locations before the King James Version. In 1980, Hebrew
University in Jerusalem confirmed kaneh bosm was used in the holy
anointing oil described in Exodus 30:23.

Biblically, caging humans for using cannabis (kaneh bosm) is a sin and
for clergy to support cannabis persecution, prohibition and
extermination is very regrettable.

Stan White

Dillon, Colo.
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