As all of us in the United States prepare for the traditional Thanksgiving meal and various government officials urging restraint with COVID, our freedom, Liberty of Conscience is one freedom of many to be thankful for everyday of the year
Happy Thanksgiving from McHenry County Blog!
As you prepare the traditional Thanksgiving meal, especially for the veteran grillers who prefer to stay up all night to smoke the turkey, knowing you cannot sleep and leave the smoker unattended, this holiday-themed treat seems appropriate.
In 2017, the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation was observed. It is Written produced a 9-part series called 500 and the 7th episode tells the historic events of the founding of the United States, and its roots as an extension of the Reformation.
The It is Written production of 500 did the Reformation justice as the 9-part series was first aired in the fall of 2017.
Host John Bradshaw teaches from venues including Plymouth Rock, and recounts the Pilgrims coming to the New World in 1620, who would celebrate the first Thanksgiving the following year.
But more important, how one of our basic freedoms, liberty of conscience, came through Massachusetts in the brief years after the first Thanksgiving in the United States.
Enjoy watching/listening to 500: A Wall of Separation as you prepare the traditional dinner for family and friends, and have a Happy and safe Thanksgiving.