I have been following the progress of the case in Louisiana in which the state tried to shut down a monastery-based casket building business. The basis of the argument was that the building of “boxes for the dead” could only be entrusted to licensed funeral directors at licensed funeral homes, which was, in fact the law.
Here is the latest and hopefully final entry in this saga. Click here: Monks Take on Funeral Directors and Win
If you wish to read more, simply type in “Monks” in the “Search This Blog” box, located on the top of the page and the five, earlier entries will be available to read.
My good friend and mentor, Todd Van Beck testified in the case. He takes an opposing view in his blog. In doing so, he provides an insightful view as to why he takes his position and in as much as I sympathize with that position, it is no longer part of my reality of owning and operating two funeral businesses. Click here for Monks & Undertakers (He has some great articles on his blog and if you decide to leave any comments, please mention that you landed on his blog via mine…thanks)