Pastor’s Breakfast in Oak Brook Regarding Marijuana Legalization
 
Pastor’s Breakfast in Oak Brook Regarding Marijuana Legalization
Written By David E. Smith   |   02.09.19

Dear Pastors and Ministry Leaders,

Illinois Family Institute is hosting an important Pastor’s Breakfast on Monday, January 28th in Oak Brook regarding the proposal to legalize recreational marijuana in our state. There are many consequences for our churches and communities to consider. The colossal costs to society must be thoroughly deliberated before we embrace legalization. Once you investigate the many different aspects of this policy, it is our hope that you will be alarmed at the significant ramifications to families, students, communities, the market place, law enforcement, the environment, first responders, emergency medicine, etc.

Your congregation and community should understand the negative repercussions of this policy before state lawmakers approve recreational marijuana, because it is the public who will reap the fallout. Please join us to learn more about what is going on in states that have already legalized marijuana. Colorado, California and Washington can give us a glimpse of what may be coming our way in the very near future. We believe that the consequences far outweigh the perceived benefits. 

Please contact us if you have any questions, by phone at (708) 781-9328.Click here for a PDF flyer.

The new session of the Illinois General Assembly has already begun. Unless there is an deafening hue and cry from citizens across the state, this policy will be foisted on us all with little to no regulation. If you’d like to know what that looks like, please watch or listen to this presentation by Jo McGuire.

Please also read these recent articles in major publications sounding the alarm about the trend to legalize marijuana:

What Advocates of Legalizing Pot Don’t Want You to Know (The New York Times)

Marijuana Is More Dangerous Than You Think (Wall Street Journal)

Is Marijuana as Safe as We Think (The New Yorker)

Please pray that our state lawmakers will listen to the objections and concerns of industry leaders, law enforcement officials, clergy members, educators, parents and grandparents in this once great state. May God have mercy on us!

David  E. Smith
Dave Smith is Illinois Family Institute’s executive director.  He and his wife of 23 years are blessed to be the parents of seven children. David has 30-plus-years of experience in public policy and grass-roots activism that includes countless interviews for numerous radio, television, cable programs and newspaper articles on topics such as marriage, broadcast decency, sex education, marijuana, gambling, abortion, homosexuality, tax policy, drug decriminalization and pornography. From 1996 – 2004, he worked as an aide to a City of Chicago Alderman.  During that time, he was a volunteer decency advocate for the group Citizens for Community Values of Illinois,...
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