Happy Thanksgiving: Liberty of Conscience

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.


Happy Thanksgiving: Liberty of Conscience — 10 Comments

  1. Is Lopez smoking something.

    Our rights are being stolen every day!

  2. “Freedom Is Never More Than One Generation Away From Extinction”
    Prepare yourselves for the coming war.

  3. Ummm, no.

    The separation between Church and State is supposed to protect us (citizens) from Churches using the state to enforce God’s Law (or whateveryoucallit).

    It is totally hilarious that in 2020, Churchies try to re-write the term to mean that the State can’t interfere with Churches.

    Very Funny Stuff.

  4. Government rarely interferes with churches, excluding some cult leaders (i.e. David Koresh, 1993). 😐

    Jim Jones (1978) was untouchable in the US and Guyana. ☚ī¸

    Most of the kids that died were California orphans given to Jones. ☚ī¸

  5. There was never any report of Chicago Mayor Richard J. Daley ordering Cardinal Cody to stop the pedophile clergy. ☚ī¸

    The only time he interfered was when 95 people died at the Our Lady of the Angels school fire (1958).

    Then, sprinklers were installed and fire rules updated. 😐

  6. I don’t think the new fire safety laws applied to Catholic schools.

  7. It seems after that after that horrific fire, Catholic schools were included with new fire safety laws. 😐

    After that fire, who’d send their kids to Catholic schools with antiquated fire laws, alarms and no sprinklers? 😐

    The area, Humboldt Park, like most of Chicago and Catholic schools, was White then. The Chicago Archdiocese wasn’t going to risk more lives lost and more bad publicity. 😐


  9. Ms. Trumpion, tell us all about how religious freedom is not for Muslims, but only for Christians.

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