Church Sign Offers Churchy Medical Advice

Any advert in a public space that gives you no choice whether you see it or not is yours. It’s yours to take, re-arrange and re-use. You can do whatever you like with it. Asking for permission is like asking to keep a rock someone just threw at your head.


I took the following picture in Paso Robles, CA on 4/26/2013.


You’ll be happy to know that, since then, I dumped my psychoactive medication in the drain to the sound of Michael W. Smith’s Healing Rain

Allen Marshall O'Brien

Allen Marshall O’Brien is the pastor of a UCC church in Northern California and co-host of the Irenicast. He believes in the importance of education, peace, and ecology, throws things to his border collie Sonata, and writes for multiple platforms.

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  • Is this a joke, or did you seriously do this. I ask as a person that has suffered and still suffers from depression. Don’t think god can help for the same reason that you would not tell a diabetic to stop taking their insulin.

    • I was joking. I’m pretty disturbed that a church would make this statement without first considering all of the people that can benefit from medication. This kind of thing ends up isolating people.

      Thank you for taking the time to check in with me.