Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Statue to Religious Liberty

Religious liberty is a principle we hold dear. As mentioned in previous posts, the phrase "freedom of religion" is the one Thomas Jefferson used to describe the value of our First Amendment (not "separation of church and state" that is used so often today).

Near the end of 1876 a statue dedicated to our religious liberty was erected. It was at the Centennial Grounds in Philadelphia, PA. The "Statue to Religious Liberty" was sponsor by contributions from the members of the Order of B'nai Berith in the United States.

See the New York Times archive entry for this statue

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