Wednesday, February 22, 2006

SCOTUS: "Hey bro, praise the Big Man Upstairs!" - Part II

I posted on this issue last November here. Actually, that post is an excellent source of background on this subject.
The Supreme Court ruled unanimously Tuesday that a small congregation in New Mexico may use hallucinogenic tea as part of a four-hour ritual intended to connect with God. [...]

Roberts said that the Bush administration had not met its burden under a federal religious freedom law to show that it could ban "the sect's sincere religious practice."

The chief justice had also been skeptical of the government's position in the case last fall, suggesting that the administration was demanding too much, a "zero tolerance approach."
My gut tells me this is good law and has unseen benefits to all people of faith. Besides, I'm sick of the government's continued use of the courts to intrude in our lives.

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