Major Victory for Christian Marijuana Smokers in Canada

Ottawa| A 12 year old legal battle between the Alberta Human Rights Commission and the Christian Church of Marijuana has finally ended today as the Supreme Court of Canada came to the conclusion that the church and its followers were legally practicing their religious beliefs after a police raid seized no less than 200 pounds of marijuana in the little town of Cochrane, Alberta, in 2002.

The Supreme Court deemed the Rocky View County police force would have to reimburse the loss of the 200 pounds of confiscated and destroyed marijuana, which is estimated to value between 200,000$ and 1,000,000$. This is a major win for the religious organization, opening the doors for other religious groups who have been claiming the same rights for years now, such as the Rastafarians of Canada.

Church of Marijuana lawyer, Adam Whitehorn, convinced the jury that the Bible cited multiple times the use of marijuana as food, medicine and for religious practices, and that the religious group based their faith on these beliefs.

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Florida Mom Fights Court Order to Circumcise Her 3-Year-Old Son

A Florida mother is hoping the Fourth District Court of Appeals will intervene and stop a court order that her 3-year-old son be circumcised.

Photo by Deirdra Funcheon

Heather Hironimus of Boynton Beach and Dennis Nebus of Boca Raton had a child together in 2010 and entered into a parenting agreement more than a year later. The agreement clearly stated that the father would be responsible for scheduling and paying for the boy's circumcision.

But now that the boy is 3 and has not yet been circumcised, the mother objects, because, as court documents explain it, the procedure is "not medically necessary and she did not want to have the parties' son undergo requisite general anesthesia for fear of death."

However, Judge Jeffrey Gillen last week ordered that there's no reason the parties shouldn't abide by the parenting agreement and that the father can go ahead and schedule the procedure.

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Not the ‘Illuminati’: How Fundamentalist Christians Are Infiltrating State and Federal Government

by Sofia Resnick, Investigative Reporting Fellow, RH Reality Check and Sharona Coutts, Director of Investigations and Research, RH Reality Check

Imagine that a little-known but increasingly powerful group of ideologues had hatched a plan to transform the United States into a Christian theocracy harkening back to the Dark Ages of Europe, a time when society was governed by the laws and officials of the Catholic Church.

Suppose further that this plan had a scary simple strategy: Recruit bright, young law students; put them through an intensive indoctrination program; place them in plum internships across the country; and watch as they swim upstream until they reach the top of the legal system, where they can create, enforce, and interpret laws according to a legal philosophy infused withfundamentalist Christian theology.

Welcome to the world of the Blackstone Legal Fellowship, an annual program established in 2000 by the Alliance Defending Freedom, an Arizona-based nonprofit that is swiftly emerging as a major behind-the-scenes player in many of the nation’s most controversial legal cases involving reproductive rights, sexual justice, and a vast range of other moral and social disputes.

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Abu Hamza was 'mouthpiece' for 1998 Yemen kidnappings group

Radical Muslim cleric Abu Hamza al-Masri has denied being involved in the 1998 abduction of 16 Western tourists in Yemen, telling a jury he acted as "a mouthpiece" for the kidnap group.

Giving evidence for a third day in New York, Abu Hamza said he had provided the kidnappers with a satellite phone but said he had not known of the plot.

Abu Hamza, 56, likened himself to Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams.

He denies 11 kidnapping and terror counts, including the 1998 abductions.

The Egyptian-born preacher was asked about his alleged involvement in the December 1998 abduction of 12 Britons, two Americans and two Australians in southern Yemen.

Four of the tourists were killed by the captors.

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FFAF is on the warpath against ‘hateful’ atheists

ESTABLISHED in 2012, is the Freedom From Atheism Foundation (FFAF) has announced its intention to step up its battle against godless Americans after the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) posted another “offensive, and historically inaccurate, sign touting Jesus as a myth.

Writing for the Christian Post, one Mike Dobbins drew readers attention to the FFAFF:

Did you know an organisation exists to counter the FFRF and other intolerant atheists? If you or someone you know has been the victim of militant, confrontational atheism then the place to turn is the Freedom From Atheism Foundation (FFAF).

He added:

Created in 2012 as a response to intolerant atheists seeking the removal of a Veterans Memorial that displayed religious symbols, the FFAF has grown leaps and bounds and boasts over 120,000 followers on their Facebook page as of this writing.

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