From the AP
A small branch of a South American religious sect may use hallucinogenic tea as part of a ritual intended to connect with God, a unanimous Supreme Court ruled Tuesday.
In its first religious freedom decision under Chief Justice John Roberts, the court said the government cannot hinder religious practices without proof of a "compelling" need to do so.
I don’t get it. What the hell’s so special about religion that they get special rights? I won’t get into specifics, but I’ve “connected with God” on several occasions (a long time ago, I assure you) and I don’t see why this religious sect is singled out with Supreme Court approval. I’m all for that “compelling need to do so” jazz, but I don’t see why that idea’s solely limited to religious practices. I don’t know about you, but I wouldn’t mind doing some practicing myself.