Indiana: Church of Marijuana founded to Exploit Religious Freedom Act

Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian | (The Young Turks) –

““In a classic case of “unintended consequences,” the recently signed Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) in Indiana may have opened the door for the establishment of the First Church of Cannabis in the Hoosier State.

While Governor Mike Pence (R) was holding a signing ceremony for the bill allowing businesses and individuals to deny services to gays on religious grounds or values, paperwork for the First Church of Cannabis Inc. was being filed with the Secretary of State’s office, reports RTV6.” * ”

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  1. The Religious Freedom Act of 1993 was introduced by Democrats to protect the right of Native Americans to use peyote in their religious services. After it was declared unconstitutional as applied to states in 1997, states began passing their own RFAs. There is a full circle of unintended consequences that began with the case of a Native American who was discriminated against for using peyote in his church. I wouldn’t be so sure that there weren’t marijuana advocates and other non-conservatives who supported Indiana’s RFA from the start. The problem is that our various freedoms sometimes conflict, and things are not as simple as a slogan or soundbite.

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