Instead of bread and wine—or, perhaps crackers and juice—what if drugs composed your communion? Such is the case at a church in Alabama, where the sacrament consists of pot, mushrooms and peyote, according to al.com. Oklevueha Native American Church of Inner Light CEO Christopher Rushing says his congregation is the only federally registered church granted permission to use the drugs as ritual.
Rushing justified the drug use to al.com: “These plants are in no way toxic or deadly. They have been used for thousands of years for medicinal purposes, long before pharmaceutical companies began making synthetic versions of them.” He tells al.com the church mixes Native American teachings with the words of Christ. READ MORE