Celestial Lands The Religious Crossroads of Politics, Power, and Theology

George Washington

“If I could conceive that the general government might ever be so administered as to render the liberty of conscience insecure, I beg you will be persuaded, that no one would be more zealous than myself to establish effectual barriers against the horrors of spiritual tyranny, and every species of religious persecution.”  — from a letter to the United Baptist Chamber of Virginia, May 1789.

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