I had the pleasure of interviewing Reverend Tom Capo of DuPage Unitarian Universalist Church in Naperville, Illinois. Reverend Capo and I spoke for nearly forty minutes about cannabis legalization, his support for recreational and medicinal use. He believes the focus should be on the medicinal side versus recreational. He also stressed the consequences of use. He made it a point to say if a person is negatively affected by cannabis the DuPage Unitarian Universalist Church would help those in need.
He believes marijuana should be removed from the Schedule I of the Controlled Substances Act and he also stressed his opinions reflect his own beliefs and not DuPage Unitarian Universalist Church.
I’m sure everyone can agree with being an outsider and going against the fray is never easy. Supporting legalization when a lot of other religious leaders wouldn’t take guts. I believe this has a lot to do with the churches progressive principals and beliefs.
I learned about Reverend Capo’s church during our talk. He talked about how the church encourages all different points of view and how the long and intricate the process is for a church to choose their minister. I learned Unitarian Universalism got its start in America.
I look forward to talking with Reverend Capo in the future.