If you go to DutchNews.....you will get a interesting and amusing report on how the smoking ban has made folks creative. Apparently....café owners in the Netherlands are considering a motion to make a religious movement known as the One and Universal Smokers Church of God.
‘We stand firmly behind the church’s teachings and that is smoking,’ Cor Busch, owner of the former Lindeboom café in Alkmaar commented. ‘Smokers are being discriminated against… but a beer and a cigarette belong together.’
This has only been an issue for three weeks now....and frankly....alot of Dutch are upset by the episode so far. So now....a number of bars are starting to claim that they have a religious right to smoke....as part of their religion. I'm going to be curious to see how the EU handles this religious discrimination. Frankly.....to make this successful....you need some American religious freaks...like the "Huck" Huckibee to sweep in and help these folks out. Although, you must remember..."Huck" don't smoke....although I'm suspecting he might inhale....if given a chance.