A group that believes cannabis has a secret historical role in Christianity is forging ahead with plans to visit the largest Catholic church in the nation during next week’s solar eclipse, where members intend to light incense doused with cannabis-infused olive oil. Yet church leaders say the event won’t happen.
Anne Armstrong, founder and deaconess of Rhode Island’s Healing Church, said the Monday afternoon service could “end degeneration, disaster and war” by consecrating the Americas to the Virgin Mary.
The total eclipse will not be visible from D.C., but Armstrong said it still presents “an opportunity to channel a new consciousness into the world of concern for each other,” easing domestic and international tensions.
Oil infused with cannabis, including the high-inducing compound THC, is necessary “to be valid,” she said.
After a prayer ceremony, Armstrong plans to lead up to 100 attendees outside where they will exhale pot smoke through large horns, using “aroma pleasing to the Lord” that she believes is referenced in the Bible.
After a prayer ceremony, Armstrong plans to lead up to 100 attendees outside where they