Utah lawyer says his religious beliefs are more important than sick people who use medical cannabis


#1

Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2018/08/17/utah-lawyer-says-his-religious.html


#2

Is cannabis mentioned in the book of Mormon? Let’s see if he tries to ban coffee use by his tenants…


#3

So what about these people?


#4

While my head settles down from its spin, I have to wonder how much of his animus is related to his fucking pharmaceutical company versus his “religious beliefs”. Obvious dodge is obvious.

For the record, it’s my deeply held religious belief that assholes like this had better hope there’s no God.

Spend all your money, you slimeball.


#5

Any practicing member of the LDS faith would find this mandate deeply offensive

Very funny how conservatives keep using that word, and then complaining about Liberals doing the same.


#6

I think the person writing the article might have misheard. It’s forgivable, as it’s easy to mistake the word “Mammon” for “Mormon.”


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#8

So obviously, as a lawyer, if he finds out the judge before whom he’s to argue the case, or a witness he’s to cross examine, or the opposing counsel, is a medical marijuana patient - he just drops the case and walks out rather than associate with htat person, right? Right?


#9

He got that ass backwards. No matter. He won’t succeed. He’s a raging tool.


#10

Yeah, because Jesus was all about letting people suffer needlessly.


#11

Christ, what an asshole


#12

So do the members of this particular cult also have a right to keep all coffee and liquor out of their state too?


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“Members of all religions, including the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints have constitutional rights to exercise their religious beliefs. This includes the right not to consort with, be around, or do business with people engaging in activities which their religion finds repugnant,” the suit reads. “Any practicing member of the LDS faith would find this mandate deeply offensive and incredibly repulsive to their religious beliefs and their way of life.”

So, piss off then.


#15

I support your right to refuse to use cannabis based upon your religious convictions.

But I don’t support the use of religious convictions to require you be circumcised to be served in someone else’s medical center as it would impose someone else’s religious conviction upon you. Though the thought of you having an adult circumcision is gratifying.


#16

Apparently not being able to tell others what they are allowed to put into their own bodies is an infringement on religious freedom? What is this guy smoking and where can I get some?


#17

LDS


#18

Dude is clearly a goat.

"When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory:

And before him shall be gathered all nations: and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth his sheep from the goats:

And he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left.

Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world:

For I was an hungred, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in:

Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me.

Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, and fed thee? or thirsty, and gave thee drink?

When saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in? or naked, and clothed thee?

Or when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came unto thee?

And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.

Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels:

For I was an hungred, and ye gave me no meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me no drink:

I was a stranger, and ye took me not in: naked, and ye clothed me not: sick, and in prison, and ye visited me not.

Then shall they also answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, or athirst, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not minister unto thee?

Then shall he answer them, saying, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye did it not to one of the least of these, ye did it not to me.

And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal."


#19

Where have I heard that before? Oh! Right! It’s what my mom said about Trump before the 2016 election.


#20

It’s called “Thinly Disguised Moral Outrage and Entitlement” and it’s pretty easy to find. Just hang out around churches and law offices.


#21

You know the different sects rarely get along.