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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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Fostering conflict

Religious Liberty | Religious child placement agencies have diverging responses to LGBT demands
by Bonnie Pritchett
Posted 7/17/18, 04:35 pm

After a judge ruled against two religious foster care agencies in Philadelphia, one is fighting the mandate to place children with same-sex couples and the other appears to have given in.

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And your lawyer, too!

Religious Liberty | Liberal group goes after an attorney defending religious freedom
by Harvest Prude
Posted 7/10/18, 04:34 pm

An Anchorage, Alaska, law firm representing a Christian women’s shelter is defending itself from a suit brought by the same liberal group suing the shelter. The case raises a question: Will lawyers come under fire for defending religious clients accused of discrimination?

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