“The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to set the oppressed free." Luke 4:18
Roger Christie has been held without bail at the Honolulu Federal Detention Center since July 8, 2010. His trial on federal drug trafficking charges has been set back repeatedly, and is now scheduled for September 23, 2013. While Rev Christie is able to make phone calls and received emails under restricted conditions, he must pay dearly for the privilege. The Federal Detention Center charges him about $300 per month for phone calls, emails, and access to the prison commissary.
You can help Roger Christie by donating to him directly through the Federal Bureau of Prisons.
Please send funds to Roger at the address below:
Federal Bureau of Prisons
Post Office Box 474701
Des Moines, Iowa 50947-0001
The deposit must be in the form of a money order made out to the inmate's full committed name and complete eight-digit register number.
You can also help by writing a personal testimonial or a respectful letter of support for Rev. Christie, to Tomas Otake, Roger's appointed attorney.
Mail your letter c/o: Thomas Otake
Attorney at Law
345 Queen Street
Honolulu, HI 96813
Click here to buy a T-shirt from artist Tomas Belsky
Roger needs an online volunteer for about one hour per day to help him prepare for motions and trial, etc. If you would like to help, please send your name, email address, phone number and snail mail address to firstname.lastname@example.org to get started.
The First Marijuana Trial
On October 2, 1937 Samuel R. Caldwell became the first person jailed under the Marihuana Tax Act. He was sentenced to 4 years hard labor at Leavenworth Penitentiary and a $1000 fine. He died one year after release from prison.
One day there was a last 'witch trial' and the terrible horror of centuries ended forever. It's our prayer, intention and goal that there will also be a 'last marijuana trial' - and that this will be it.
Every seed-bearing plant…
THEN GOD SAID, I GIVE YOU EVERY SEED-BEARING PLANT ON THE FACE OF THE WHOLE EARTH, AND EVERY TREE THAT HAS FRUIT IN IT." GENESIS 1:29-30
… is consecrated by God
"... in later times some will abandon faith and follow the deceiving spirits and things taught by demons.... they order people to abstain from certain foods, which God created to be received with thanksgiving.... For everything God created is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with thanksgiving, because it is consecrated by the word of God and prayer." Timothy 4:1
Did you know you could write to Roger? The envelope just needs a return name and address in the upper left corner. Please be aware that your letter will be read or scanned by the authorities, so be careful what you say!
Send you letter to:
Federal Bureau of Prisons
PO BOX 30080
Honolulu, HI 96820
Did you know that the Attorney General of the United States has the power to deschedule Cannabis with the stroke of a pen? Please write to Eric Holder and tell him it's time to take Marijuana off of Schedule I.
Attorney General Eric Holder
U.S. Department of Justice
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20530-0001
E-mails to the Department of Justice, including the Attorney General, may be sent to AskDOJ@usdoj.gov.