“These are the times that try men’s souls”

“In today’s era of hostility toward freedoms of religion and conscience, it is important to be reminded of challenges Americans have faced in the past.“ American Minute with Bill Federer “These are the times that try men’s souls” -The American Crisis, Thomas Paine, December, 1776 “Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have … More “These are the times that try men’s souls”

James Madison’s views on Freedom of Conscience

American Minute with Bill Federer Lockdowns on Virginia Baptists shaped James Madison’s views on Freedom of Conscience In times of crisis, people turn to Christ, and following the crisis of the French and Indian War, there was a move towards religion in the colonies. Virginia’s government, though, was established Anglican and imposed strict lockdowns on unapproved church gatherings. A Virginia historical marker reads: … More James Madison’s views on Freedom of Conscience