Friday, August 03, 2007

For The Weed Giveth And The State Taketh Away

Los Angeles, CA

Drugs have always played a part in religion. Peyote, wine, Xanax. Their advocates claim their substance of choice as a sacrament.

Take the Reverend Craig X Rubin, an ordained minister of the Universal Life Church (just like everyone else), of the Hollywood based 420 Temple. He and his parishioners light up during services. The state seems to take a dim view of this, however, and have smacked The Right Reverend with the charge of distributing marijuana for sale. He's been in court since, what, February?

Fighting the good fight and lighting a spliff for God, Mr. Rubin has finally lost. He faces up to four years and eight months in prison.

With any luck, his church members will rally around him, turn a staff into a snake and demand of Pharaoh that he be released. Right after they, you know, chill a bit and maybe take a nap.

3 comments:

pattinase (abbott) said...

The role of the church seems to be relegated now to providing stories like this and even worse ones.

David Terrenoire said...

I support any church who sacraments include Ring-Dings and Ho-Hos.

Anonymous said...

It takes LSD to turn sticks into snakes, not pot. Oh well.

Question is...did people actually have to pay to take a toke? If not, he really wasn't SELLING it, was he?