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We wrote previously about the Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom  drafted by Thomas Jefferson in 1777 and enacted on January 16, 1786, which later informed the U.S. Constitution’s First Amendment right to free exercise of religion and the Establishment Clause.

At its core, the Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom formalized the legal principle that religious liberty is an inherent right from our Creator and not from the state. “Whereas, Almighty God hath created the mind free . . . no man shall be . . . restrained, molested, or burthened in his body or goods, nor shall otherwise suffer on account of his religious opinions or belief, but that all men shall be free to profess, and by argument to maintain, their opinions in matters of Religion, and that the same shall in no wise diminish, enlarge or affect their civil capacities.”

Please continue to pray and support our team at the National Center for Life and Liberty as we fight for your freedoms in the courtroom and in the court of public opinion. As we believe, “If it’s wrong, fight it. If it’s right, fight for it.”


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