INDIANAPOLIS (Christian Examiner) – The first pot-smoking priest in Indiana’s new First Church of Cannabis will lead his congregation in hymn singing and a sermon July 1, the same day the state’s new religious freedom law protecting pastors who refuse to perform same-sex marriages takes effect, according to U.S. News and World Report.

Members of the congregation will also offer testimonies and then, assuming local law enforcement officers do not conduct a drug raid, they will all light their marijuana pipes and cigarettes for a new type of “worship” experience – getting high.

More than 31,000 people now follow the so-called “church.” Other groups calling themselves marijuana churches have also sprung up in Oregon and California, seemingly in the belief that if marijuana use is part of a religious ceremony it is protected. The Supreme Court, however, has ruled it is not.

Bill Levin, the church’s founder, calls himself the “Grand Poohbah and Minister of Love.” He told reporters he conceived the idea of the cannabis church in March after legislators in Indiana passed that state’s version of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act.

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