Tuesday, February 22, 2005

Give Them Dignity

The peyote debate may get sticky. Here's something to consider: Non- Native Americans who want to make a true life commitment to new religious ideals should be allowed to do so. Non- Native Americans who are looking to these important and historic ceremonies to "score" some peyote should be completely ashamed of themselves. You know who you are, because a number of years ago you stopped me downtown to sign some petition to protect your right to participate in peyote ceremonies under the thin disguise of "interest in other religions". I am saddened by the fact that after so many years of suffering, Native American traditional ceremonies are being disrespected by people who are drawn by the crass potential of a hallucinogenic drug. Shame. You know who you are.

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