Prison Inmate Needs Weapons To Practice Religion

Alright, there’s all sorts of different religions and cults out there, involving unimaginable rituals and practices and makes this sound quite reasonable:

An inmate is suing the Utah Department of Corrections for denying him his right to practice an ancient Nordic religion while behind bars.

And in order to practice his religion, he needs a hammer and sword.

In the lawsuit, Polk says he has been a member of the Asatru faith since 2005, and in order to properly practice it he needs items including: a Thor’s Hammer, a prayer cloth, a Mead Horn used for drinking Wassail, a drum made of wood and boar skin, a rune staff and a sword.

Oh yeah and in case you’re wondering why he’s incarcerated: aggravated assault and robbery.


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