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    Redding charity turns down pot dispensary's food donation

    Chris Solberg, director of Loaves and Fishes, confirmed Thursday that he spoke with Munday, but said that he alone made the decision to politely turn down the offer after praying.

    "The Lord impressed on me to tell him thanks, but no thanks," he said, adding that he does not regret that decision. "I feel good about the decision. It felt like a weight was lifted off my shoulders."

    Still, he noted, food and monetary donations are very much needed because of the poor economy.

    Solberg said he was at first unaware of the nature of Munday's businesses. He said he finally realized, once he got off the phone with him, that they were medical marijuana shops.

    He said he does not support them and their proliferation.

    "They are all over," Solberg said, calling them a "pestilence" and "travesty" in the community.

    Solberg said he believed the food offer was made because the marijuana collective was "trying to validate themselves."

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    Re: Redding charity turns down pot dispensary's food donation

    That's pretty silly. Why not accept the donation if it is needed? I guess beggars can be choosers.
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    Re: Redding charity turns down pot dispensary's food donation

    If I was on the board of this organization who turned down this donation after praying I would vote to have the man removed from his position.

    The medical Marijuana clubs have been legitimized by the state law in which this bible thumper resides in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by goldendog View Post
    If I was on the board of this organization who turned down this donation after praying I would vote to have the man removed from his position.

    The medical Marijuana clubs have been legitimized by the state law in which this bible thumper resides in.
    Oh yes, im sure a town of less than 90,000 needs more than 40 pot dealer shops

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    Re: Redding charity turns down pot dispensary's food donation

    Quote Originally Posted by RLF View Post
    Oh yes, im sure a town of less than 90,000 needs more than 40 pot dealer shops
    Do they have a ordinance restricting the amont of caregivers that can provide for the patiets who can't provide for themselves? Has god told them what that limit is yet?

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    Re: Redding charity turns down pot dispensary's food donation

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    That's pretty silly. Why not accept the donation if it is needed? I guess beggars can be choosers.
    Someone make note of this day and time as I agree with a Liberal. As a Christian and sinner as we all are I believe in many things we should always keep in mind. One is that all prayers are answered and some times that answer is no. Another is that God works in mysterious ways. We are taught that we are to hate the sin but not the sinner. When those who reach out to the community and pray for help and that help comes form one they believe is a sinner they should keep in mind so many thins that tells me they made a mistake of "Biblical" proportions. The gift of these donations might have been the first step toward salvation for those who were doing the giving. It might have been at act of penitence and open the door to the salvation of a sinner.

    Then there is logic as "Hatuey" said beggars can't be choosers, and I would add to that never look a gift horse in the mouth, and let he among you who has not sinned cast the first stone, and judge you not lest you be judged.

    When it comes to the Loaves and Fishes I wonder what they think Jesus would have said had the most evil man known to the multitudes had shown up with enough food for everyone. I believe Jesus would have first look at the gift as a blessing and the mans act as on of contrition giving Jesus an opportunity to bring this sinner into the House of God.
    I have to question the sincerity and motives and anyone who refuses a helping hand. But it is not my place to judge them only to pray that they think more about the intent and not the perceived sins of the giver.
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    Re: Redding charity turns down pot dispensary's food donation

    So providing Medical Marijuana to people who do not have safe access to it themselves is a sin...and this donation could be the first step towards their salvation?

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    Re: Redding charity turns down pot dispensary's food donation

    Charities have the right of association as well, and accepting a charitable donation from someone means accepting an association with them. In addition to his immediate need to provide food for the hungry, he also has the long term need of maintaining the public image of his charity which has a direct bearing on future donations.

    His wording indicates that he views the dispensation of cannabis, even for medical purposes, as sinful and that the issue gave him considerable emotional turmoil. I'm hard pressed to explain how, from a genuine Biblical perspective, he managed to reach this conclusion... but I've long since accepted the fact that men who mix their religion with their politics lose the ability to distinguish between them.

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    Re: Redding charity turns down pot dispensary's food donation

    For relief of Cancer patients, A.I.D.S. waisting diseases etc. of course I would say yes. But it it a lawless law that allows anybody with a forged script, or sore toe, or hangnail to get a script. Children here are talking about becoming pot farmers when they get out of high school. YouTube videos showing kids getting babys, cats, dogs stoned. Yesterday a Red Bluff California 19 year old girl was arrested for pictures of herself giving her 2 year old daughter pot.

    Its just the beginning...

    Red Bluff mom suspected of providing marijuana to 2-year-old Redding Record Searchlight


    "Do not be unequally yoked together with unbelievers.

    For what fellowship has righteousness with lawlessness?

    And what communion has light with darkness?

    And what accord has Christ with Belial?

    Or what part has a believer with an unbeliever?

    And what agreement has the temple of God with idols?

    For you are the temple of the living God. As God has said:



    “ I will dwell in them
    And walk among them.
    I will be their God,
    And they shall be My people.”


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    “ Come out from among them
    And be separate, says the Lord.
    Do not touch what is unclean,
    And I will receive you.”
    “ I will be a Father to you,
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    Re: Redding charity turns down pot dispensary's food donation

    I guess if you smoke it enough things like this wont bother you... Or does it ?

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