16 January 2013

January 16 - Religious Freedom Day: Does Anyone Care?

As a 9th generation great-grandson of Roger Williams, I do. Though Roger Williams is considered the father of religious freedom in America, that liberty also has very deep roots in Virginia:

January 16th is observed as Religious Freedom Day in America. On this day in 1786, the General Assembly in Richmond passed the sweeping Virginia Statute of Religious Freedom. First proposed by Thomas Jefferson in 1779, it was Jefferson 's most loyal lieutenant, James Madison, who shepherded this vital measure through the lawmaking process.

But some believe this liberty is threatened. More here.

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