Pastor Who Once Supported Issue 1 Changes His Mind
An Ohio pastor who was speaking out in support of Issue 1, the state ballot issue that would provide drug users and possessors with treatment instead of jail time, is changing his mind.
Pastor Greg Delaney of Xenia works with drug addicts who are trying to beat the disease and said he had been working for Issue 1. He said he shot an ad for it. But he said he’s learned more about it now and will now oppose it.
“The idea is great. The mechanism is flawed,” he said.
Delaney said the Christian Coalition of America paid him to support Issue 1. Keith Den Hollander is a spokesman for that group.
“He was not paid for his endorsement for the campaign,” he said.
Den Hollander said Delaney was hired to do other work for the group.
A spokesman for the Issue 1 campaign, Dennis Willard, said he’s thankful for faith organizations and faith leaders for their support.