Monday, September 13, 2010

The Spirit of Religious Intolerance is more and more Manifest

"Heretofore those who presented these truths have often been regarded as mere alarmists. Their predictions that religious intolerance would gain control in the United States, that church and state would unite to persecute those who keep the commandments of God, have been pronounced groundless and absurd. It has been confidently declared that this land could never become other than what it has been--the defender of religious freedom. But as the question of enforcing Sunday observance is widely agitated, the event so long doubted and disbelieved is seen to be approaching, the truth will produce an effect which it could not have had before."  GC 605.