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Indiana Church Plans Marijuana Smoking Worship Service

indiana medical marijuanaIndiana was the center of controversy when a cake company refused to make a cake for a same-sex wedding. In response to that incident, Indiana passed a law that allows people to do just about whatever they want, discrimination included, so long as it’s in the name of a religion. It didn’t take long for someone to use the new law to create a church dedicated to marijuana. The church plans on holding a marijuana smoking service on July 1 when the ‘religious freedom’ law takes effect. Per US News:

Indiana’s First Church of Cannabis plans to host its inaugural worship service July 1, the same day the state’s controversial religious freedom law takes effect. If all goes according to plan, the service will offer a bold test of the law’s ban on government burdens on the exercise of religion.

Adherents of the recently established church worship cannabis, which is illegal to grow, use or possess under state law.

The first service, church founder Bill Levin says, will open with “Amazing Grace” played on harmonica by a popular young musician and move to a quick sermon and short member testimonies about positive things that happened in the past week.

And then, as anticipation mounts in what’s likely to be a packed house, Levin will issue a call to worship and the sanctuary will fill with smoke.

The church still has to find a place to hold service, but the church’s founder feels confident that he will be able to find a place. The church already has money to work with, thanks to a crowd funding effort that has raised over $10,000. It is unclear what, if anything, local law enforcement will do if the service actually takes place. On a federal level, there is no protections for religious based marijuana consumption, and many legal minds are saying that this will not occur without some arrests. However, the church presents a very compelling situation, which I don’t think will be so easy to brush aside. If the church holds a service, and if there are arrests, I think that the church would win at trial in Indiana. But of course, only time will tell.

  • moldy

    That’s about the only church I’d consider attending. I’m sure there will be more peace and love there than any sky fairy religion could deliver.

    • Jordan Shorette

      haha sky fairy im just here for the…uh sacrament lol IMO religion restricts the mind far more then the devils lettuce ever could! the real bible is about 26 books long and there’s a volume for eeeevery letter in the alphabet.

      • In Navy boot camp in ’62 a lot of non-Jews attended Jewish services because you got a very small cup of wine as part of the service. I encouraged that. I’m Jewish.

        • Jordan Shorette

          If I was in navy boot camp in 62 I prob would have been in line too lol I was just pokin fun about the sacrament. I just also happen to be a harddd athiest, for many years humans were gullible and extremely impressionable I firmly believe that if humans had been has intelligent as we are now back then the bible etc would have just stayed a best seller, no offence to any religious people but a science text book will enlighten far more then any lol fictional religious document

          • Truth matters

            Our bible tells us how the universe was created, why we were made, where we are going. it gives us divine revelation about God and his Son and Holy Spirit. It tells us man is a rebel on their way to hell with satan and many fallen angels. It tells us how to be saved from sin and death. It tells us how to be conformed to the very nature of Jesus. It tell us he future , explains the past and warns us of the dangers of the present. It is eternal and will never pass away. It explains what happens after death and has so many hidden treasures that a man can be thrilled by them his whole life. But you have your science book, good luck with that.

          • Jordan Shorette

            lol and the devil made dinosaurs yada yada yada keep running in circles it only hurts the human race as a whole. im glad you’ve found a way to sleep at night but in a lot wider perspective the world needs thinkers not believers. how can some people be so rational and intelligent in everyday life but then when it comes to this aspect they throw rationality right out the window open their wallets and endure hour long rants of nonsense.

          • Truth matters

            No God made dinosaurs and Einstein and many of the great thinkers of our time acknowledge their creator. I think you atheists are the ones who have abandoned reason and are to lazy to think for yourselves. It takes more faith to believe in evolution and that this universe just appeared from nothing.Although there are some people who profess to be atheists, the Bible indicates that there is no such thing. Everyone knows that God exists, even though some may verbally deny it (even to themselves). Romans 1:18-21 teaches that God has made evidence of His existence so abundantly obvious to all mankind that there is no excuse for denying Him. It’s no surprise then that there are many lines of evidence that confirm this biblical truth. 1.cause and effect requires a first cause 2.nature reveals Gods triune nature.3.Design and purpose4. natural laws5.Conscience6.desire for justice7.Evidence from physical, earth and life sciences. I challenge you to read articles from institute for creation research. I have studied diligently for 40 years my wife has her masters . We are educated and think deeply about our faith and the truth represented in the bible and creation. Top scientist from all over the world accept the account of creation in Gods word because science bears it out. The truth is you deny God because then you know your accountable to him. And you want to live in a way you know he would not be pleased with. If you had a spark of wanting the truth you would seek it and find Him.

          • Jordan Shorette

            you make me laugh lol. maybe hes behind the couch I haven’t checked back there in awhile. trust me when I say im not accountable to any “god” or pretend deity you may have wasted your life promoting. there is no room in reality and science for any of that foolishness. the bible and 90 percent of all those stories are exaggerated at best. if two of each creature was saved by the floods on noahs arc then why are there no fossil records whatsoever of kangaroos between the middle east and Australia, unless noah conveniently brought every creature home after the trip to the water park. the fact that you can preach any of that nonsense with a straight face is quite a feat on its own. science disproves those stories constantly and the church is forced to scramble around for some ridiculous explanation it isn’t the 1500s anymore and its getting harder to control the masses with fear mongering and death. something your beliefs are quite familiar with.

          • Truth matters

            All your objections are child fantasies. Do you think you don’t die, we aren’t saying something that reality doesn’t bear out with the experience of every person who has ever lived. God wont force himself on anyone, if you don’t want God in your life he will leave you in your deception and fantasy. I am only sharing the truth with you. I have personally had encounters with the living God and he has done great things in my life and countless others. I travel for Gospel for asia at my own expense and preach the gospel in jails and churches and will never take a dime for it. I know God thru his son and by the power of his spirit more intimately than you ever can another human being. in Asia God regularly will heal the sick and even raise the dead as a witness to a lost world of the truth of the gospel of Jesus. Mock on it only makes your bonds stronger and your damnation more sure. But the greatest miracle is that God takes selfish beings like you and me and makes them benevolent like his Son. This process God has been doing in me for over 30 years. every year gets better and better. You are like a man walking off a cliff denying that gravity exists to his destruction.. By the way if God spoke the universe into existence (which He did) Do you think anything written in the bible is to hard for him. His word is perfect and its all true . I have found all Gods promises in Christ to be yes and amen(so be it). Nothing God promises will he not fulfill even the eternal damnation of the human race who have not repented and come back to him. Soon this economy will fall and America will be severely judged like in noahs time. They mocked too, just before God destroyed them. Every day 100s of thousands fall into hell , so brave away my friend God wont stop you yet.

          • Jordan Shorette

            Except gravity is real god is not case and point

          • Truth matters

            The god you serve is self and satan. But the almighty heavenly Father, Creator , the great I am, The beginning and the end. My Savior and King. The maker of heaven and earth. The one who wrote Dna, and set the stars in place. The one who knows how many hairs on your head. The one who holds the keys to death and hell. The way , truth and the Life. That is my God and He is eternal , everything else passes away but his word abides forever.

          • Jordan Shorette

            you sound exactly like someone who has been subjected to brainwashing for many years. your “faith” was built on deception, murder, intolerance, and false prophets. there is not a drop of reason, truth or rationality in anything you say. your “faith” has killed more people in history then our modern wars. all your doing is proving more of the point that what you’ve endured and still sadly push on other humans is an infection and a lie sleep well because the more you preach about this garbage the more you “sin”. its funny you have to preach in third world countries to find people gullible enough for this nonsense.

          • Jordan Shorette

            and when scientists start finding life on other planets that are not in his lol image. your little society will be scrambling to come up with an excuse for that too, just like every other major human discovery that adds to the discredit of these almighty ha deities. and besides if it all were true I think id side with the guy who desired to think for himself and make his own fate not follow like a dog oops im sorry sheep. so in the end id rather rule in hell then serve in heaven. but its not real so I get my fantasy stories from Hollywood not that overrated best seller.

  • Maybe the Right in America will come around to the idea that Liberty is a good thing. But of course Liberty means tolerating what you do not like. That is a very hard concept both for the Left and the Right.

    • Truth matters

      18For, speaking loud boasts of folly, they entice by sensual passions of the flesh those who are barely escaping from those who live in error. 19They promise them freedom, but they themselves are slavesg of corruption. For whatever overcomes a person, to that he is enslaved.

  • I do understand the concept of smoking for spiritual devotion or practice. When you integrate marijuana into a religious experience, the church has a responsibility to be clear to the people, the role of marijuana during spiritual practice. Marijuana should never be put above your beliefs or church. Marijuana should be used to enhance your connection to your divinity. So as long as churches don’t have people worshiping marijuana. I think its ok. Marijuana being legal is about getting your freedom back and the right to experiment with your own consciousness, without government regulations and laws. http://www.naturesgiftunlocked.com

  • JIMMYLIMO

    Can I get a “HALLELUJAH !” ? Bob Marley would approve… Which leads to the age old question… What would JESUS smoke ?

    • Truth matters

      Blasphemer , pursue your drugs if you like but using Jesus in your sin is a very serious affront to a Holy God who holds your very life in his hands. Gods kindness is patient and longsuffering, but many times he reaches out and judges severely those who mock and slander his name. I beg you to turn from your lusts and call on Jesus to deliver you from this deception. Time is so short and every hour you harden your heart you only make your damnation more sure.

    • This is about the Holy Anointing Oil:

      Hebrew Etymology

      Holy Smoke indeed.

  • Truth matters

    9Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, 10Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God. 11And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God. Drunkards and drug addicts and this includes cannabis will have their part in the lake of fire. We are commanded to be sober minded. You blasphemers will some day give account to a Holy God for your selfish pursuit of this drug. Don’t you care that your example will destroy millions? Pray that God grants you repentance. Its his goodness that should lead you to repent.

    • reefer

      Genesis 1:12

      just in case you’ve never opened that book, this verse is on the FIRST PAGE of it.
      YOU are the one supporting Satan if you are trying to twist very PLAINLY worded scripture, to support the agenda of these secret societies that pull the puppet strings of our governments.( I suppose you consider the Native American church “satanic” for their evil, evil peyote sacrament)

      • Truth matters

        Peter said many would twist the scriptures to their own destruction. Be careful using Gods word to defend your evil lust for drugs. I am a servent of the Lord Jesus Christ and Gods word is my life so please don’t pretend the word says something it doesn’t. Yes I do consider that these poor Indians are deceived and need to repent and give their lives to Jesus. I go on Sunday nights to share the word of God with prisoners at our local jail. Many of them 98% have ruined their lives and families for drugs. And most started with weed. You cant defend that these drugs are for the good of others or society. Hell is filling up everyday with that deception. Go ahead and destroy yourself if that’s your will, God wont stop you he allows souls to fall into hell every hour if they want sin. But remember you will be doubly accountable for the souls you helped to destroy by your example.

        • smarterthanyou

          If “truth matters” at all to you, recognize those prisoners were criminalized along with their drugs, lad. And attempting to impose Theocratic moral ideals is a bit of a dated practice. Only the small minded would be scared of your silly voodoo. PS, at best, you’re God is a terrible creature.

          • Truth matters

            You will find out at the judgment what is dated. your own conscience tells you there is a day coming where you will give account. I have heard your arguments before , they are the ramblings of children not based in reality. These men are justly suffering for their crimes, and until they acknowledge it they cant be helped. Isnt it strange that you want to blame others, government ,police, establishment for your moral choices and its consequences. God only reveals his truth to those who hunger and thirst for righteousness and lovers of the truth. The rest he gives over to deception. Your standing in a dark room trying to tell us who are in the light how things really are.

        • phil c

          Evil list for drugs? … Haha, wow. Please, truth nutter. Before you start preaching be sure you have first hand knowledge of experiance for what you are preaching against. Otherwise anything you say about the subject is null and void Evidence, real evidence mind you, is stacking up every day. Real finds, real artifacts that put humans here for millenia, and your bible here 2000 years. Thats right, you are brainwashed, and you sound batshit crazy…This herb has been used for as long as mankind has had a recorded existence and far beyond that. If you wanna preach all you bullshit, based on faith and not what is real, its probly best to do it somewhere else. And the gateway idea is totally stupid. Anything can lead to basically anything. And whatever these junkies tell you….well, good luck separating fact from fiction there. I can’t smoke cannabis because of my job and that is the only reason and its bullshit too.

        • reefer

          YOU are the one twisting scripture. Since your response indicates you have NO idea what the verse says its “I have given you ALL the seed bearing plants and herbs”(capitalization mine)
          its on the very first page.
          and nowhere in there can i find where it says “except for the ones governments decide to use to take basic rights away from their people 2,000 years from now”
          and preaching Jesus to Indians????
          if there is a hell, it has a whole cellblock JUST FOR PEOPLE LIKE YOU

    • Well we have a little anomaly here: Christians Oppose Healing The Sick On Moral Grounds

  • Truth matters

    If you use a drug to connect with some god , you are actually worshipping satan. You show yourselves to be the enemies of the true God. God can deliever you from the snare of drugs but he wont save you in it. If you wont lay down your sin it will destroy you. God wants to give you something so much better why exchange intimacy with him for some high.

    • There are some Christians here who would disagree with you:

      Hebrew Etymology

      • Truth matters

        I am sorry but you are under a great delusion. No True Christian will defend drug use . many are Christians in name only. Jesus said that many would claim him as Lord , Lord in the judgment but he rejects them as workers of iniquity. Lawless and no real commitment to obey him in everything. Better work out your salvation with fear and trembling. Better to hear it now than over there, you dishonor Jesus and our father in heaven by taking sides with the enemies of God. All who love the world and the things in the world are enemies of God.

        • been there

          You need to realize that gods (all of them – including yours) are imaginary.

          • Truth matters

            Prove it, I have a personal relationship with the living God. God and Father of my Lord Jesus Christ. Satan has blinded your eyes and given you false Gods to worship. But I warn you someday you will stand before my God and give account for every word you have spoken . And it is appointed for men to die and after that the judgment. I had my life completely changed by Jesus Christ when I was on my way to hell. I was delivered from many sins including drugs . You have to really deaden your heart, mind and conscience to keep up your rebellion against God. He loves you and has made a way for you to be reconciled to him thru his son. Call on Him and repent of your sins and you will find Him. Your sin and rebellion is the only thing between Him and you.

          • been there

            HAHAHAHA! You made me laugh so hard, I might pee myself!

  • telzza

    The Bible proves Jesus did not use cannabis http://www.kotipetripaavola.com/cannabisandbible.html