Today's American Minute — Persecution of Virginia Baptists shaped James Madison's Defense of Conscience - American Minute with Bill Federer

Lockdowns on Virginia Baptists shaped James Madison's views on Freedom of Conscience - American Minute with Bill Federer

Persecution of Virginia Baptists shaped James Madison's Defense of Conscience - American Minute with Bill Federer

Lockdowns on Virginia Baptists shaped James Madison's views on Freedom of Conscience - American Minute with Bill Federer

Francis L. Hawks wrote in Contributions to the Ecclesiastical History of the United States of America (1836):
"No dissenters in Virginia experienced for a time harsher treatment than the Baptists ... They were beaten and imprisoned ... Cruelty taxed ingenuity to devise new modes of punishment and annoyance."

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