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Biblical Cannabis Activists Cause US Attorneys' Mental Meltdown

MEDIA RELEASE US Federal Attorneys today said arrests in a National Park dedicated to religious freedom are not a burden to religion, because worshipers may go anywhere else they want. Good God! What has our country become?
Published on: Mar 4, 2016
Published in: Law      
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  • 1. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Alan Gordon 401-304-6020 judges1412@gmail.com New England Cannabist Anti-Discrimination Taskforce (NECAT) Anne Armstrong 402-304-6543 annearmstrongri@gmail.com The Healing Church Religious Cannabists Will Pray Saturday Night Despite Lack of Court Protective Order Despite not winning a temporary restraining order against federal police, Biblical cannabis activists plan to pray and march, but sticking to safe spots indicated by US Attorneys as “no-attack zones”. “The US Attorneys put in writing that we may use religious cannabis anywhere except the birthplace of religious freedom,” says Alan Gordon, who thinks the federal perspective is “just silly”. Gordon says the US Attorneys were “so desperate, they tried to argue that arrests aren’t oppressive because we are free to pray elsewhere.” Gordon says this federal perspective has caused him to scratch his head so many times, he’s figuratively worn a bald spot. Gordon also accused the US Attorneys of “playing dirty” by introducing late facts that should have been put to the activists weeks ago for rebuttal or negotiation, and for misrepresenting that the activists hadn’t explained that Roger Williams’ Well was sacred to them. “We told the Park Service by phone and in writing, which records show, as if they didn’t know the significance of their own Park’s most sacred site, the very epicenter of religious freedom,” says Gordon. The activists’ Church, The Healing Church, has held more services at that holy site than anywhere else, according to Deaconess Anne Armstrong. “As if we hadn’t told them, and as if they didn’t know the significance of their own Well, they saw us there praying daily, even twice getting arrested. If that doesn’t tell them we’re sincere, I don’t know what does,” says Deaconess Anne. But US Attorneys, for their part, say that the activists’ creed (that laws should be changed) shows insincerity. “Image if they accused Susan B. Anthony of insincerity when she sought rights, based upon the fact that she was seeking them,” says Armstrong. Gordon feels the federal submissions are doomed at a full trial level set for July. Both Gordon and Armstrong are utterly baffled by what they say is wildly inconsistent behavior from federal police. The armed federal police decision to only arrest them on alternating days, while standing by watching on days between arrests. “How can they claim the so-called compelling interest needed to block communion when they only do it sporadically?”, asks Armstrong. SAFE ZONE INFO: On p. 9 of the US attorneys’ defense to the claim, it is submitted by US Atty’s that banning cannabis prayer at Roger Williams’ Well is not an oppression of religion because worshipers are free to use cannabis anywhere else. Therefore, Deaconess Anne says that she will lead a ceremony at the Well at 8:00 pm, followed by a cannabis-smoking 7-fold walk around the park (“circumambulation”). The Deaconess says other adults are free to make their own choice in the matter.

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