Liberty Bell Temple
The Liberty Bell Temple is a non-denominational temple open to all.
The Liberty Bell Temple is a sanctuary that recognizes the spiritual and medicinal value of cannabis and is dedicated to freedom of religion, freedom of speech, freedom of identity, promoting music, arts, food, and most importantly confronting the unjust and illegitimate cannabis prohibition laws.
Membership in the Liberty Bell Temple is open to all who testify and bear public witness that the cannabis plant is good and prohibition of cannabis is wrong.
The Liberty Bell Temple III, llc is a religious organization that accepts the spirituality of cannabis sativa as a sacrament in many faiths. This organization is a subsidiary of The Liberty Bell Temple II ( Ca - 3144387) founded in 2009 as a non-profit religious organization.
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The Liberty Bell was chosen as a symbol because it represents the founding of the United States of America, it's triumphs and it's sins. The Liberty Bell symbolizes the American Revolution and American freedoms valued by people the world over. The bell was rung in Philadelphia, PA in July, 1776 to summon citizens to hear the first public reading of the US Declaration of Independence and was later adopted as a symbol by abolitionists in their effort to end slavery in America.
"Proclaim Liberty throughout all the land unto all the inhabitants thereof." Inscription on the bell taken from Leviticus 25:10.
The American Liberty Bell is famous for having a large crack that has rendered it unringable and mute. This crack is symbolic of the original sin of the United States, the racism, slavery, and genocide upon which the nation was built. The legacy of racism continues to this day and undermines the promise of liberty and freedom for many American citizens.
Cannabis prohibition is a legacy of institutional racism and is born from the same legal framework as Jim Crow and segregation.
Our Liberty Bell has no crack, instead there is a cannabis leaf symbolizing healing. The inscription on our Liberty Bell is taken from Revelations 22:2, "the leaves of the tree are for the healing of the nations."
We believe that cannabis can help us overcome the differences between our tribes and nations and help us find peace with each other and with the Earth.
The Ankh represents life and is one of the most popular Egyptian hieroglyphs, dating back thousands of years to the time of the pharaohs and the construction of the pyramids. The Ankh was often depicted in the hands of the Egyptian gods and pharaohs to symbolize their vivacity and immortality.