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May/June 2010

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The Terrifying, Horrifying Evil of Religious Bigotry

Peter declares in the New Testament: “Do not be surprised at the painful trial you are suffering…. But rejoice that you participate in the...

Why the Jews?

Anti-Semitism is a historical enigma. Its origin in pagan antiquity, its evolution through the medieval period, and its demonic denouement in the Holocaust...

Clean-shaven Christian Identity

Racism, National Identity, and the Perversion of Religion

As to War

Editorial

Jesus Plus Nothing

A religious group's ties to the political establishment show why a motto is easier said than done.

The Informed Conscience

A New Survey Shows Most Churchgoers Support Torture. What Should Pastors Say?

The Great Barrier

If Religion be exempt from the authority of the Society at large, still less can it be subject to that of the Legislative Body. The latter are but the...

Triumph Over Bigotry and Persecution

We have abundant reasons to rejoice that in this land the light of truth and reason has triumphed over the power of bigotry and superstition, and that...

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Published in the May/June 2010 Magazine
by George Washington

We have abundant reasons to rejoice that in this land the light of truth and reason has triumphed over the power of bigotry and superstition, and that every person may here worship God according to the dictates of his own heart. In this enlightened Age and in this Land of equal liberty it is our boast, that a man's religious tenets will not forfeit the protection of the Laws, nor deprive him of the right of attaining and holding the highest offices that are known in the United States.

 

--President George Washington, in a letter to the members of the New Church in Baltimore, Janauary 27, 1793.

Author: George Washington

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