Progressive Secular Humanist
October 30, 2016 by Michael Stone
The Boston Archdiocese spends big money in last-minute effort to prevent legal marijuana in Massachusetts.
According to reports the Catholic church in Boston is dumping nearly a million dollars to defeat the ballot measure known as Question 4. The measure would legalize marijuana in Massachusetts.
The Boston Globe reported Friday that the local archdiocese is spending $850,000 in an effort to beat the ballot measure known as Question 4.
However, despite the Catholic church’s efforts, the most recent poll numbers suggest the measure will likely pass. …
Technically, the Catholic church is doing nothing illegal by acting as an anti-marijuana super Pac. Although the money would be better used compensating the numerous victims of pedphile priests, or simply by doing good works for the people of Massachusetts.
Ultimately, the fact that church funds are being used to influence American elections is not only only morally obnoxious, it is also yet another good reason why all churches should be taxed like any other business.
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