Canon Law treatise on government placing a Substantial Burden on the practice of a religious belief which is sincerely held by all those of the Christian faith (religion of the Anointed ones) in the Second Coming of Jesus the Anointed One according to the revelatory Word. “A person claiming that the government has placed a substantial burden on his or her practice of religion must establish the existence of a religious belief which is sincerely held.” Meyers, 95 F.3d at 1482. In United States v. Meyers, the Tenth Circuit set forth the following factors a district court should consider in determining whether a belief is “religious” for purposes of RFRA: (1) ultimate ideas, (2) metaphysical beliefs, (3) moral or ethical system, (4) comprehensiveness of beliefs, and (5) accoutrements of religion. Id. at 1483. In Myers, the United States charged the defendant with two offenses stemming from marijuana possession and trafficking. 906 F. Supp. at 1495. Meyers asserted that the United States could not prosecute him for these crimes because, as a “Reverend” of the “Church of Marijuana,” his possession and distribution of marijuana was legally protected religious conduct. Id. The question before the Meyers court was whether the “Church of Marijuana” was a bona fide religion that triggered the protections of RFRA. Id. The Tenth Circuit has stated, “The [Meyers] factors should be seen as criteria that, if minimally satisfied, counsel the inclusion of beliefs within the term “religion.” 95 F.3d at 1484 (quoting Meyers, 906 F. Supp. at 1503). 1. Ultimate Ideas. In explaining this factor, the Meyers court state, “Religious beliefs often address fundamental questions about life, purpose, and death. As one court has put it, ‘a religion addresses fundamental and ultimate questions having to do with deep and imponderable matters.’” Id. at 1483 (quoting Africa, 662 F.2d at 1032). “These matters may include existential matters, such as man’s sense of being; teleological matters, such a man’s purpose in life; and cosmological matters, such as man’s place in the universe.” In the Doctrine of the revelatory Word in the holy anointing oil of Moses for the Universal Orthodox [Exhibit A] the mystery of the cognate KNH and KNH BSM in the Hebrew and Aramaic of the Holy Bible as the Second Coming in the literal understanding of those terms as cannabis and the hashish or marijuana is exhaustive. The Holy Bible is understood through doctrinal teachings. This literal understanding of the term KNH & KNH BSM has been hidden through the Divine Providence to protect mankind from profaning the holy things of the Church. But now that the dead have been raised in the Last Judgment, the Lord Jesus the Anointed One has provided that profanation of the holy things of the Church should not take place. This doctrine authoritatively demonstrates that those who are to be initiated into Christianity or the religion of the Anointed ones must be Baptized and Confirmed into the Church with the holy anointing oil of Moses. 2. Metaphysical Beliefs. In describing this factor, the Meyers court stated, “Religious beliefs often are ‘metaphysical,’ that is, they address a reality which transcends the physical and immediately apparent world. Adherents to many religions believe that there is another dimension, place, mode, or temporality, and they often believe that these places are inhabited by spirits, souls, forces, deities, and other sorts of inchoate or intangible entities.” Meyers, 95 F.3d at 1483. The Meyers court rejected the defendant’s contention that his beliefs were metaphysical because smoking marijuana induced an altered state of being. The court reasoned that Meyers’ altered state was limited to a physical and not a spiritual end. Meyers, 906 F. Supp. At 1505 (“Meyers never equated marijuana smoking with a spiritual dimension, mystical plane, or transcendent reality,”). The use of KNH BSM is historically known to produce a spiritual dimension, mystical plane or transcendent reality in mankind and is recognized by the Universal Orthodox as a genuine form of the Gentile religion. Dr. Deborah Pruitt, PH.D., a cultural anthropologist, testified about what constitutes a religion in USA v. Quaintance CR 06-538 JH Doc. 135 filed 07/18/2006 and the differences between religions based upon faith and religions based upon experience. [Exhibit B] 3. Moral or Ethical System. In describing this factor, the Tenth Circuit has explained, “Religious beliefs often prescribe a particular manner of acting, or way of life, that is ‘moral’ or ‘ethical.’ In other words, these beliefs often describe certain acts in normative terms, such as ‘right or wrong,’ ‘good and evil,’ or ‘just and unjust.’ The beliefs then proscribe those acts that are ‘wrong,’ ‘evil,’ or ‘unjust.’ A moral or ethical belief structure also may create duties – duties often imposed by some higher power, force, or spirit – that require the believer to abnegate elemental self-interest.’ Id. at 1483. The Order for the Honorable Catechumen is issued by the Universal Orthodox. This holy Order of the New Church [Exhibit C] explains the duty to proclaim the Second Coming as the literal understanding that Jesus is the Anointed One physically with all of the holy anointing oil of Moses in Exodus 30:22-25. This unction contains approximately 4 or 5 gallons of oils. These oils were absorbed into the body of the Divine Man. In Matthew, “Then was Jesus led up of the spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. And when he had fasted forty days and forty nights, he was afterward an hungred.” iv. 1, 2. In Doctrine of the Revelatory Word on page 26 in Section IX. In Exodus, “And thou shalt make it an oil of holy ointment, and ointment compound after the art of the apothecary: it shall be an holy anointing oil.” xxx. 25. The process of rendering the essential oils from these spices is the art of the apothecary. Essential oils are the volatile, aromatic oils obtained by steam or hydro-distillation of botanicals. Therefore the weights of 6.3 lbs of KNH BSM, 6.3 lbs of Cinnamon Zeylanicum and 12.6 lbs of the Cinnamon Cassia are rendered into their essential oils of approximately: 1.5 gallons of the essential oil of Myrrh ¾ gallon of the essential oil of Hashish ¾ gallon of the essential oil of Cinnamon 1.5 gallons of the essential oil of Chinese Cinnamon 1-gallon of Palestinian olive oil The sacramental use of KNH BSM by the Christian Church for sanctification of the priesthood, baptism and confirmation of initiates and the healing rites are according to the Word for the spiritual healing of our fallen state. The Tree of Life is the KNH, hemp, cannabis, or marijuana. This holy plant is also given to mankind for our physical healing. It is our moral duty to proclaim this good news as prophesied through the Writings of Emanuel Swedenborg (1688-1772) in Apocalypse Explained at section 612. [Exhibit D] In Revelation, “and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations. And there shall be no more curse: but the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it; and His servants shall serve Him. Blessed are they that do His commandments that they may have right to the Tree of Life, and may enter in through the gates into the city.” xxii. 2, 3, 14. That the KNH BSM or marijuana is the curative for cancer is documented in the DVD testimonial: The Rick Simpson Story – Run from the Cure. [Exhibit E] Conversely, those who fail to honor Jesus the Anointed One in His Second Coming are cursed. The Word continues, “For without are dogs, and sorcerers, whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters, and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie.” verse 15. The continuing outlaw of this holy plant is a moral outrage of epic proportions and condemned by the Word and through Church doctrine. Those that deny Jesus is the physically anointed One with KNH BSM are antichrist. True Christian Religion 676. There were many among the Children of Israel, and there are many among the Jews at the present time, who believe that they are specially chosen, because they are circumcised. There are also many Christians who think the same because they are baptized. Yet both these rites, circumcision and baptism, were only given as a sign and memorial that they should be purified from evils, and so become the chosen people. What in the case of a person is the external without the internal, except like a church building without services, a useless structure unless it can serve as a stable? Or again, what is the external without the internal but like a field of nothing but [CANN* and CALAM* in Latin search engine The Heavenly Doctrines ] without a crop of grain? Or like a vineyard with nothing but branches and leaves without any grapes? Or like a fig tree with no fruit, such as the Lord cursed (Matt. 21: 19)? Or like lamps in the hands of the foolish virgins with no oil (Matt. 25:3)? Or rather like living in a mausoleum, where there are corpses underfoot, bones around the walls and midnight apparitions flying beneath the roof? Or like a chariot pulled by leopards, with a wolf in it as charioteer, and a fool as passenger? The external man is not a man, but only the figure of a man; for it is the internal, the power to be wise which comes from God, which makes the man. It is much the same with the circumcised and the baptized, unless each circumcises or washes his heart. The teaching that this anointing oil is required for use in the Christian Church is confirmed from the Scriptures. The curse upon those that deny this use is revelatory in the context of our current state of religion yet plain in the same text. In 1st John, Little children, it is the last time: and as ye have heard that antichrist shall come, even now are there many antichrists; whereby we know that it is the last time. They went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they had been of us, they would no doubt have continued with us: but they went out, that they might be made manifest that they were not all of us. But ye have an unction (holy anointing oil of Moses Ed.) from the Holy One, and ye know all things. I have not written unto you because ye know not the truth, but because ye know it, and that no lie is of the truth. Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son. Whosoever denieth the Son, the same hath not the Father: he that acknowledgeth the Son hath the Father also. Let that therefore abide in you, which ye have heard from the beginning. If that which ye have heard from the beginning shall remain in you, ye also shall continue in the Son, and in the Father. And this is the promise that he hath promised us, even eternal life. These things have I written unto you concerning them that seduce you. But the anointing which ye have received of him abideth in you, and ye need not that any man teach you: but as the same anointing teacheth you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in him. And now, little children, abide in him; that, when he shall appear, we may have confidence, and not be ashamed before him at his coming. If ye know that he is righteous, ye know that every one that doeth righteousness is born of him. ii.18-29. 4. Comprehensiveness of Beliefs. The Tenth Circuit has explained, “Another hallmark of ‘religious’ idea is that they are comprehensive. More often than not, such beliefs provide a telos, an overreaching array of beliefs that coalesce to provide the believer with answers to many, if not most, of the problems and concerns that confront humans. In other words, religious beliefs generally are not confined to one question or a single teaching.” Meyers, 95 F.3d at 1483 (emphasis added)(quoting Africa 662 F.2d at 1035); see also Meyers, 906 F. Supp. At 1506 (‘A religion is not generally confined to one question or one moral teaching; it has a broader scope.’”) (Quoting Malnak v. Yogi, 592 F.2d 209 (3d Cir. 1979)). The Tenth Circuit’s definition of comprehensiveness requires multiple beliefs. Meyers, 95 F.3d at 1493. The revealed mystery in the Second Coming of Jesus the Anointed is a pillar of the Christian religion. The Universal Orthodox explains the ‘clouds of heaven’ in the Writings of Emanuel Swedenborg (1681-1772). In his theological work entitled the Coelestia Arcana in Preface to Chapter 18 as the KNH in the revelatory Word as cannabis, hemp, or marijuana. “2135. PREFACE At the end of the previous chapter the subject dealt with, was the Last Judgment, and there it was shown what is meant by it - not the destruction of the world, but the final period of the Church. When this is imminent, says the Lord, He will come in the clouds of heaven with power and glory, Matt. 24: 30; Mark 13: 26; Luke 21: 27. Nobody until now has known what was meant by 'the clouds of heaven'. But it has been disclosed to me that nothing else is meant than the literal sense of the Word, and that by 'power and glory' is meant the internal sense of the Word; for the internal sense of the Word holds glory within itself, since everything within that sense has regard to the Lord and His kingdom; see Volume One, in 1769-1772. Something similar is meant by 'the cloud' which surrounded Peter, James, and John when the Lord appeared to them in glory, concerning which the following is said in Luke, A voice came out of the cloud, saying, This is My beloved Son; listen to Him! When however the voice had gone Jesus was found alone. Luke 9: 35, 36. 5. Accoutrements of Religion In describing the final factor, which is comprised of ten sub factors, the Tenth Circuit has explained, “By analogy to many of the established or recognized religions, a) External Signs ...the presence of [various] external signs may indicate that a particular set of beliefs is ‘religious.’” Meyers, 95 F.3d at 1483. b) Important Writings “Most religions embraced seminal, elemental, fundamental, or sacred writings. These writings often include creeds, tenets, precepts, commandments, prayers, scriptures, catechisms, chants, rites, or mantras.” Meyers, 95 F.3d at 1483. In the Holy Bible: containing the Old and New Testaments, translated from the Original Tongues, with Cruden’s complete concordance, embracing every passage of scripture in the largest editions. Comprehensive Bible Dictionary, in which every important scriptural word is fully explained. 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In this American Holy Bible under title; Founders of Eminent Heads of Religious Denominations pages 13-16 are portrayed twenty four (24) divines. On page 13 is Emanuel Swedenborg founder of the Swedenborgians. And again under title; History of Religious Denominations of the World the Swedenborgian religion is defined on page 6. “This denomination of Christians derives its name from Emanuel Swedenborg. Emanuel Swedenborg was born in Stockholm in 1688, and was the son of Jesper Swedberg, bishop of Skaroa, in Sweden, a man distinguished for piety and learning. Emanuel changed his name from Swedberg to Swedenborg. The first society of Swedenborgians was organized in London in the year 1787. The works of Swedenborg were introduced into this country in the year 1784. A church was first organized in Baltimore in 1789. The doctrines of this Church are the following: First, Swedenborg believed in the unity of God-that the Lord Jesus Christ was God manifested in the flesh, that the work of redemption might be affected. His views of the Trinity are peculiar. While he denied that there are Three Persons in one Divine Being, he at the same time admitted that there are three essential principles in one Divine Being, all meeting in the person of Jesus Christ. His Trinity seems to be a trinity of principles rather than persons. He believed that salvation is the result of faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, followed by a life of obedience. As to the resurrection, Swedenborg taught that the body in which shall rise will not be a material body but a spiritual body.” The Writings of Emanuel Swedenborg are the doctrines of the New Church age and proclaimed online at The Heavenly Doctrines In the section ‘About Swedenborg’: Swedenborg made no effort to establish a religious sect or to induce people to form themselves into a church following. In fact, his efforts to remain anonymous with regard to his theological works lasted until 1759. In that year an incident occurred in Sweden which brought him considerable notoriety and which eventually led many to connect Swedenborg for the first time with his unusual theological works, particularly Heaven and Hell. In July, in the city of Gothenburg, approximately 300 miles from Stockholm, while he dined with friends at the home of William Castel, a wealthy local merchant, Swedenborg became pale and disturbed, withdrew for a time to the garden, and returned with news that a great fire had broken out in Stockholm not far from his home. He said that the fire was spreading rapidly and he feared that some of his manuscripts would be destroyed. Finally, at 8:00 P.m. he spoke with relief: "Thank God! The fire is extinguished the third door from my house!" Persons present, disturbed by the incident since some had homes or friends in Stockholm, were impressed by Swedenborg's apparent clairvoyance. The same evening one of them told the story to the provincial governor and he, in turn, requested that Swedenborg render him a full account. The next day, Sunday, Swedenborg gave the governor details regarding the nature and extent of the fire and the means by which it bad been extinguished. News of the alleged fire spread widely in the city of Gothenburg and the subject became the general topic of conversation. Not until Monday evening did a messenger arrive, from the Stockholm Board of Trade, with details on the fire.  Since they agreed with those Swedenborg had given, the general curiosity aroused made him a public figure, and not long afterwards his authorship of Heaven and Hell and the Arcana Coelestia became known. Title Written Published by Swedenborg Arcana Coelestia 1748-53 1749-56 Earths in the Universe 1758 1758 Heaven and Hell 1758 1758 Last Judgment 1758 1758 New Jerusalem and Heavenly Doctrine 1758 1758 White Horse 1758 1758 Doctrine of Lord 1763 1763 Doctrine of Sacred Scripture 1763 1763 Doctrine of Life 1763 1763 Doctrine of Faith 1763 1763 Continuation of the Last Judgment 1763 1763 Divine Love and Wisdom 1763 1763 Divine Providence 1763 1764 Apocalypse Revealed 1766 1766 Conjugial Love 1768 1768 Brief Exposition 1769 1769 Interaction of the Soul and Body 1769 1769 True Christian Religion 1770 1771 Gad and Asher 1747 Spiritual Experiences-Word Explained 1747? Spiritual Experiences 1747-65 Spiritual Experiences Minor 1751 Miracles and Signs 1748 Influx 1750 Arcana Coelestia Index 1756 Apocalypse Explained 1757-59 Athanasius Creed 1760 De Domino 1760 Prophets and Psalms 1761 De Verbo 1762 Precepts of Decalog 1762 Last Judgment Posthumous 1762 Divine Love 1762-63 Divine Wisdom 1762-63 Summaries in Exposition of Apocalypse 1764 Conversation with Angels 1766 Charity 1766 Five Memorable Relations 1766 Marriage (De Conjugio) 1766 Marriage Index 1 1767 Marriage Index 2 1767 Justification 1768 Conversations with Calvin 1768 God the Savior 1768 Specimen and Sketch 1769 Canons 1769 White Horse Appendix 1769 Scriptural Confirmations 1769 Formula Concordiae Index 1769 Ecclesiastical History 1770 True Christian Religion Additions 1770 Nine Questions 1771 Coronis 1771 Consummation of the Age 1771 Invitation 1771 Letters 1760-71 c) Gathering Places. “Many religions designate particular structures or places as sacred, holy, or significant. These sites often serve as gathering places for believers. They include physical structures, such as churches, mosques, temples, pyramids, synagogues, or shrines; and natural places, such as springs, rivers, forests, plains, or mountains.” Meyers, 95 F.3d at 1483. The Brothers for Mercy is a religious order of the Universal Orthodox formed through communication on the Internet by like minded believers in the Second Coming of Jesus Anointed with the holy anointing oil of Moses as the literal and genuine truth in the Word. Blessings through the Ethiopian Holy Synod in Exile were received in founding this Order while in attendance at Saint Gabriel in Decatur, Georgia. On Sunday March 2nd 2008 the founding Bishop was seated and ate with the priests and was shown the child. On March 9th 2008 the priests and elders blessings were bestowed and meeting with Abune Selama was confirmed for March 14th. Again the child was shown this time in the arms of Solomon Berihun. We agreed that their bread enjera is made from the unique grain of Ethiopia teff and that we ate angel food with relish that day. The objective of this Order is to establish missionary ground for Divine worship in the field within Tabernacles redeeming the populace in the Baptism of Repentance and Confirmation in Fairhope, Baldwin County, Alabama. And proclaim His holy name throughout the world’s courtrooms by the testimony of the Honorable Catechumen that Jesus is the Anointed and KNH is the Tree of Life in Revelation in His Second Coming. “Greg” wore the blue polo sweater with red horse and rider logo and sat with Fr. Gabriel Meskel. Abune Selama watched them annunciate the Amaharic alphabet after the meeting and that night a tornado struck Atlanta. On Sunday, March 17th Solomon Berihun drove Gabriel Meskel to the Atlanta Airport accompanied by “Greg” and upon the return they sat together and marveled at the broken windows in the Equitable Bldg. and Ga. Power. “Greg” entered the Martin Luther Marta Station. “Greg” scheduled a meeting the next morning with Abune Selama and informed Solomon Berihun of this meeting. The Governor of Georgia Sonny Perdue’s personal executive secretary Pamela Hunnicut was then informed that the Second Coming is revealed in the Word and through Order of the Universal Orthodox and a meeting will need to be scheduled in confirmation of a word of wisdom given the founder through Rachel Mwangi at some time regarding this Internet based Universal Orthodox religious Order. Abune Selama was informed on Monday, March 18th that the Word given during the previous meeting on Friday, March 14th is fulfilled in the establishment of this Order. In 2 Kings, “O, my father my father the chariot of Israel and the horsemen therof.” Where Elisha said, “The arrow of the Lord’s deliverance, and the arrow of deliverance from Syria: for thou shalt smite the Syrians in Aphek, till thou consume them.” xiii. 14,17. Abuna Selama told “Greg” to be ready for baptism and take upon the Order of Deacon for training in the priesthood through the Ethiopian Holy Synod in Exile with the Word. In Matthew, “Come unto me, all ye that labour and art heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart; and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light. xi. 28-30. (d) Keepers of Knowledge. “Most religions have clergy, ministers, priests, reverends, monks, shamans, teachers, or sages. By virtue of their enlightenment, experience, education, or training, these people are keepers and purveyors of religious knowledge.” Meyers, 95 F. 3d at 1483. The founder of the Universal Orthodox is the Right Reverend Gregory Karl Davis who is blessed through Patriarch Abune Merkorios by name “Greg” after receiving the ‘nod from God’ through Bishop Jacob for the Ethiopian Holy Synod in Exile. That priest represented the Divine Man in celebration of Saint Gabriel Day, December 25th 2005 with the Saint Gabriel Ethiopian Orthodox Church located at 3378 Memorial Drive in Decatur, Georgia. This event was witnessed by Bishop Selama, Solomon Berihun and a prince of the Ethiopians and is proclaimed in Legal Ad Number # 705990 for the Fulton County Daily Report, Atlanta, Georgia and recorded in the Miscellaneous Deeds Book 12 Pages 350 and in particular page 354 line 9.[Exhibit F] (e) Ceremonies and Rituals. “Most religions include some form of ceremony, ritual, liturgy, sacrament, or protocol. These acts, statements, and movements are prescribed by the religion and are imbued with transcendent significance.” Meyers, 95 F.3d at 1483. The Universal Orthodox is essentially based upon the worship practices of the Apostolic Church age. Those teachings in the establishment of the priesthood and the order of worship are best exemplified through the life of the Oriental Orthodox and are termed the Traditions of the Church Fathers. The Ethiopian Orthodox Holy Synod in Exile the international branch of the Ethiopian Orthodox religion actively participated in the founding of the Universal Orthodox. The Saint Basil Divine Liturgy is unique to Ethiopia. The Ethiopian Orthodox in their Canon names these books to teach Order for the Church. Sinodos, a book of church order. The part of it attributed to the apostles is traditionally divided into 4 sections, Ser`atä Seyon (30 canons), Te'ezaz (71 canons), Gessew (56 canons) and Abtelis (81 canons). Sinodos MSS contain more material than this, and their content and order are rather variable. The Book of the Covenant (Mäshafä Kidan) is counted as 2 parts, firstly sections 1-60, mostly about Church order, and secondly section 61, a discourse of our Lord to his disciples in Galilee after his resurrection. (f) Structure or Organization “Many religions have a congregation or group of believers who are led, supervised, or counseled by a hierarchy of teachers, clergy, sages, priests, etc.” Meyers, 95 F.3d at 1483. The organization of the Universal Orthodox is strictly in accordance with the Traditions of the Church Fathers and is Episcopal in practice. The laws of order for the Christian Church are well documented under the term Orthodox and Episcopal. The Universal Orthodox is also Swedenborgian in its doctrines that are descriptive of a New Church age. The Doctrine of Divine Truth [Exhibit G] defines three Orders of priests and comprehensively asserts that they are to be sanctified to Office with the holy anointing oil of Moses. The third order for the priesthood is termed ‘prophets of genuine truth’. These are tasked with public proclaiming that Jesus is the Anointed and are authorized to perform the Sacrament of Baptism and Confirmation. The second order is the priests and they teach the Church internally and administer the Sacrament of the Holy Supper and Baptism and Confirmation. Archpriests are to take care that the Church is to be kept in order. There are also Deacons and sub Deacons. The laity is defined as ones that are baptized or have been initiated into the Church. Those who have not been baptized but are penitent are termed Catechumen. Those who proclaim the genuine truths of the revelatory Word in the courtroom are in a special class and are termed honorable catechumen with their own order Brothers for Mercy. (g) Holidays “As is etymologically evident, many religions celebrate, observe, or mark ‘holy,’ sacred, or important days, weeks, or months.” Meyers, 95 F.3d at 1483. The mysteries of the Orthodox in the life of the Church is imparted and practiced by the faithful through the keeping of the calendar. For instance, Holy Week is widely known to have a day of celebration in the Resurrection to life of the corpse of Jesus Anointed. The holiest day in celebration by the Ethiopian Orthodox is Epiphany or the baptism of Jesus. This day is also remembered as the day in which the Ark of the Covenant was brought into Jerusalem by King David which now rests in Ethiopia. The holiest day in the Swedenborgian faith is the Anniversary of the Last Judgment that took place on June 19th, 1770. h) Diet or Fasting “Religions often prescribe or prohibit the eating of certain foods and the drinking of certain liquids on particular days or during particular times.” Meyers, 95 F.3d at 1483. Orthodox fasts and diets are prescribed according to the calendar by the faithful. The Oriental Orthodox calendar is kept by the Universal Orthodox. But the Easter calendar of the west can make for interesting additional opportunities for worship. i) Appearance and Clothing. “Some religious prescribe the manner in which believers should maintain their physical appearance, and other religions prescribe the type of clothing that believers should wear.” Meyers, 95 F.3d at 1483-1484. In Ethiopian Orthodox worship the congregation is divided with men seated left and women seated right. Women wear a white scarf over their heads. All remove their shoes when entering the house of God. This practice is adopted by the Universal Orthodox. Vestments for priests are according to the Traditions of the Church Fathers. The practice of burial in a hempen shirt or suit as an Israelite (Klein 1908) is required. j) Propagation. “Most religious groups, thinking that they have something worthwhile or essential to offer non-believers, attempt to propagate their views and persuade others of their correctness. This is sometimes called ‘mission work,’ ‘witnessing,’ ‘converting,’ or proselytizing.” Meyers, 95 F.3d at 1484. The Brothers for Mercy is the church militant arm of the Universal Orthodox and responsible for proclaiming the Evangel. In Revelation, “And I saw another angel fly in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting Gospel to preach unto them that dwell on the face of the earth, and to every nation, and kindred, and tongue, and people, saying with a loud voice, ‘Fear God, and give glory to Him; for the hour of His judgment is come: and worship Him that made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters.” xiv. 6, 7. This work is accomplished through the Order for the Honorable Catechumen by their testimony in fulfillment of the Word. In Jude, “And Enoch also, the seventh from Adam prophesied of these, saying, Behold the Lord cometh with ten thousands of His saints.” 14. The Question of Sincerity In the conscientious objector context, the Supreme Court has held "Men may believe what they cannot prove. They may not be put to the proof of their religious doctrines or beliefs. Religious experiences which are as real as life to some may be incomprehensible to others." Local boards and courts in this sense are not free to reject beliefs because they consider them "incomprehensible." United States v. Seeger, 380 U.S. 163, 184-85 (1965) (quoting United States v. Ballard, 322 U.S. 78, 86 (1944)). By attempting to evaluate another's religion with a factor-driven test the Free Exercise Clause is essentially gutted of its meaning and is in ignorance of Supreme Court's cautionary words that a person's views can be "incomprehensible" to the court and still be religious in his or her "own scheme of things." “The possession of small amounts of marijuana for personal use might indicate possession for a sincere religious purpose.” United States v. Bauer, 84 F.3d 1549, 1559 (9th Cir. 2000) Open Letter - September 2007 Written by Carl Sunday, 19 August 2007 September 1, 2007 Dear Governor Richardson, We applaud your efforts in enacting a medical marijuana program in the State of New Mexico. We think that a substantial number of people using marijuana for medical purposes also use it for spiritual healing. We wish to inform you that in Gonzales v. O Centro Espirita Beneficente Uniao do Vegetal, 546 U.S. 418 (2006), the United States Supreme Court recognized the drug laws must provide exceptions for religious use under the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA), 42 U.S.C. § 2000bb et seq. In United States v. Bauer, 84 F.3d 1549, 1559 (9th Cir. 1996), the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit held that under the RFRA the marijuana laws must give way to religious freedom. This was confirmed again in 2002 in the case of Guam v. Guerrero, 290 F.3d 1210 (9th Cir. 2002). A lot has happened since United States v. Bauer was decided in 1996. In 2000, Congress expanded the protection of the RFRA by enacting the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act, 42 U.S.C. § 2000cc et seq., expanding the meaning of "religious exercise." 42 U.S.C. 2000cc-5(7)(A) states, "The term 'religious exercise' includes any exercise of religion, whether or not compelled by, or central to, a system of religious belief." The U.S. Supreme Court has interpreted this amendment to the RFRA in Cutter v. Wilkinson, 544 U.S. 709, 725 (2005), to mean the standard in United States v. Seeger, 380 U.S. 163, 185 (1965) ("courts in this sense are not free to reject beliefs because they consider them 'incomprehensible.' Their task is to decide whether the beliefs professed by a registrant are sincerely held and whether they are, in his own scheme of things, religious.") Several United States District Court rulings have recognized a fundamental right to use marijuana under the Religious Freedom Restoration Act: United States v. Valrey, No. CR96-549Z (W.D. Wash. February 22, 2000), finding a fundamental right of a criminal defendant to use marijuana while on supervised release; United States v. Forchion, No. 04-949-ALL (E.D. Pa. July 22, 2005), finding the defendant's rights under the RFRA had been violated because the magistrate did not consider the impact of six of the conditions of release on the defendant's right to use marijuana; Multi Denominational Ministry of Cannabis and Rastafari v. Gonzales, No. C-06-4264 (N.D. Cal. February 2, 2007), recognizing the plaintiffs could make out a prima facie case under the RFRA for the religious use of marijuana. We hope that you appreciate the opportunity the Religious Freedom Restoration Act provides the state of New Mexico to immediately put an end to federal interference with state medical marijuana legislation in the State of New Mexico. Anything we can do to be of assistance we will gladly do. United Cannabis Ministries Cannabis Churches - Home Matthew R. Abel Reverend Howard O. Baker Jeffrey A. Brown Rev. Tom Brown David Cook Roger Christie, Licensed specifically as a "Cannabis sacrament" Minister by the Hawai'i State Department of Health, number 00-313 Anna Dibble Benny T. Guerrero Victoria E. Hablitzel David Jack Daniel Jeffrey Bryan Krumm CNP Raymond H. Lakers The Last Great Prophet i.e. Tim Maine Milo, Sesh Per Ankh Carl E. Olsen Rev. Nick Osborne Rev. Bud Palm Danuel D. and Mary H. Quaintance Rev. Jack Roberto Rev. Michael D. Senger Rev. William Bruce Shoop Brenda Williams-Shoop, RN Rev. Roland A. Duby Joshua J. Snider Gregory J. Ward Rev. Michael Paul Wilsman In Psalm, “When they went from one nation to another, from one kingdom to another people; He suffered no man to do them wrong: yea, He reproved kings for their sakes; Saying, Touch not mine anointed and do my prophets no harm.” cv. 13-15.