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Root rot

Culture | It matters what soil you sit in
by Mindy Belz
Posted 8/15/18, 10:16 am

After ample spring rains came ample June rains, and another abundance of precipitation for my garden this year. I barely can remember such a summer, one without hauling the water hose. The garden produced tomatoes a month early and by July had us steadily busy with a bounty of produce and overgrown everything. The neighborhood flower farm thrives again, lush faces dancing above bushy stems on cool, damp morning breezes.

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Sessions announces Religious Liberty Task Force

by Les Sillars
Posted 7/30/18, 01:33 pm

Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced Monday the creation of a Religious Liberty Task Force to ensure the Department of Justice implements the Trump administration’s approach to religious liberty: “that every American has a right to believe, worship, and exercise their faith in the public square.” He added, according to his prepared remarks for the DOJ’s Religious Liberty Summit in Washington, “A dangerous movement, undetected by many, is now challengi

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Holy smokes?

Religious Liberty | An Indiana judge rules a church’s pot-smoking sacrament is not a protected exercise of religion
by Bonnie Pritchett
Posted 7/24/18, 01:41 pm

Smoking marijuana is not a protected sacrament under Indiana’s Religious Freedom and Restoration Act, according to Judge Sheryl Lynch of the Marion County Circuit Court—at least, not as practiced by the First Church of Cannabis in Indianapolis. Members of that organization filed a lawsuit in 2016 challenging the state’s marijuana use prohibition.

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