Religious Beliefs – Whose Rights Matter?

I’ve been busy, vacationing and trying to find some order in the mountain of historic facts I’ve accumulated about Horton Howard and his family. I was trying to find the reason for the Core Sound Quakers’ concern about church tax, when I found these words. These are timely words, considering the recent news about the Kentucky County Clerk and her religious beliefs.

“Early American churchmen and churchwomen soon discovered that if they wanted to practice their beliefs unmolested in a diverse society, they had to grant the same right to others. This wisdom did not come easily.”

from: Bonomi, Patricia. “Religious Pluralism in the Middle Colonies.” Divining America, TeacherServe©. National Humanities Center. 9/1/2015. <>

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