The Obama Inquisition

The American Founders were very conscious that in Europe, religious liberty was virtually nonexistent.  In fact, that was the reason why many fled to the U.S. in the first place.  Prussia enforced the State Religion of Lutheranism.  England enforced the State Religion of Anglicanism.  Spain enforced the State Religion of Catholicism.  The European states persecuted those who did not observe the State Religion.  Spain persecuted Protestants in the Spanish Inquisition.  England and Prussia persecuted Catholics.  Everyone persecuted Baptists. In 1801, the Danbury Baptist Association wrote a letter to the newly elected President Thomas Jefferson to ask if he believed that religious liberty was an unalienable right granted by God that could not be revoked by government.  President Jefferson declared that the Baptists need not fear because the First Amendment had created a "wall of separation" between Church and State. The Danbury Baptists, as...(Read Full Article)