Parents Massachusetts parents are coming together to uphold transgender equality at the ballot this year. Not just to protect their transgender children from discrimination, but to say clearly that our Commonwealth will not tolerate discrimination in any shape or form.
There was not too much room for religious disagreement in the Massachusetts Bay Colony. Puritans defended their dogma with uncommon fury. When free-thinkers speak their minds in such a society, conflict inevitably results.
Anne Hutchinson was a deeply religious woman.
In her understanding of Biblical law, the ministers of Massachusetts had lost their way. She thought the enforcement of proper behavior from church members conflicted with the doctrine of predestination.
This sort of thinking was seen as extremely dangerous. If the public ignored church authority, surely there would be anarchy.
The power of the ministers would decrease. Soon over eighty community members were gathering in her parlor to hear her comments on the weekly sermon. Her leadership position as a woman made her seem all the more dangerous to the Puritan order. The clergy felt that Anne Hutchinson was a threat to the entire Puritan experiment.
They decided to arrest her for heresy. In her trial she argued intelligently with John Winthrop, but the court found her guilty and banished her from Massachusetts Bay in Roger Williams was a similar threat.
This postage stamp commemorates his founding of Rhode Island. Two ideas got him into big trouble in Massachusetts Bay.
First, he preached separation of church and state. He believed in complete religious freedom, so no single church should be supported by tax dollars.
Massachusetts Puritans believed they had the one true faith; therefore such talk was intolerable. Second, Williams claimed taking land from the Native Americans without proper payment was unfair. Massachusetts wasted no time in banishing the minister.
Inhe purchased land from the Narragansett Indians and founded the colony of Rhode Island.
Here there would be complete religious freedom. Dissenters from the English New World came here seeking refuge. America has long been a land where people have reserved the right to say, "I disagree. Roger Williams and Anne Hutchinson were two brave souls who reminded everyone at their own great peril of that most sacred right.
Governor John Winthrop, on hearing that Anne Hutchinson and most of her children had been killed on Long Island, stated, "Proud Jezebel has at last been cast down.Please run for president, John Kerry!
'First Man’ film on Neil Armstrong misses key [email protected] Please run for president, John Kerry! Freedom for All Massachusetts is a bipartisan coalition of families, safety advocates, faith leaders, businesses and more standing together to urge a YES vote on Question 3 to uphold dignity and respect for transgender people at the ballot box this November.
Advocates cheered the passage of the most extensive reform of the Bay State's criminal justice system in years. Massachusetts Bay Colony was a British settlement in Massachusetts in the 17th century. It was the most successful and profitable colony in New England.
Massachusetts Bay School Law () Forasmuch as the good education of children is of singular behoof and benefit to any Common-wealth; and wheras many parents & masters are too indulgent and negligent of their duty in that kinde.
Freedom for All Massachusetts is a bipartisan coalition of families, safety advocates, faith leaders, businesses and more standing together to urge a YES vote on Question 3 to uphold dignity and respect for transgender people at the ballot box this November.