Wanted to share something I've thought about for some time now. It may be something for some nodes or communities in some states to think about even though it may sound crazy to most of you. Also this post isn't in anyway to talk about anyone's religious or non-religious affiliations.
Most of you probably know that many states have some sort of religious protection act. They do create an option for some communities. Most of these acts have vague descriptions of what a "church" is. Any group could easily establish a "church" and find a lot of protection under these acts. There actually needs to be no specific spiritual or religious belief only that as a group we share these certain beliefs. They can include about anything that pertains to how we live that could be infringed upon by authorities. There doesn't need to be any building or teachings or dogma. Just that said group of people have these certain beliefs they share. I have some friends that have started one. They aren't religious at all. Some in the group are spiritual but they live off grid, homeschool, use herbal medicine, etc. Those are their protected beliefs. I know it sounds nutty and I'm certainly not saying it's something we should do but it is an option for a community that might feel Any pressure from authorities on their HG lifestyle. It's only something to have in the back of the mind I think.