Has anyone else read this? http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-17017-children_of_a_higher_god.html
I know that WWeek is smug about their "edgy" investigative reporting, but to me this is an incredibly irresponsible, sensationalistic article. It's blasting this church because a dad is pissed his ex wife won't promise to never bring their kid to her church? It also infers that they are giving all the kids large quantities of ayuhausaca (sp) but then the examples are from years ago and the Supreme Court case that established it IS A RELIGION? Is it ethical to print the dad's opinion as fact with no statement from the other side? Why didn't the dad get custody? Might HE have anything shady in his past? Must they list the home address of the mom in question WITH a description of the contents of her porch and the price of her shoes, as well as other addresses of church officials? Also WHY end the article with the precise storage location of their sacramental drug, seemingly BEGGING the idiots of Portland to steal it.
Just seems so smeary, and dismissive of an established religion that apart from the sacrament is no weirder than any christian church where congregants cavort or speak in tongues.
Anyone else have an intellectually violent response to this too?