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his father's hoor to hide himselither to tional i
Tangier Island Again for three specific purposes, as follows: HE readers of LIBERTY will readily
$500,000 for a headquarters building in recall the shooting of Roland Parks
Pittsburgh, $500,000 as a literature fund, last spring, on Tangier Island, Va.,
and $100,000 “ to build up the associaby Constable Charles C. Connorton.
tion's magazine," the Christian StatesStripped of all technicalities, the facts
man, are that young Parks was shot and In defining the principles of the Naseverely wounded for refusing either to tional Reform Association, Dr. R. H. go to church or to hide himself inside Martin declared that its “ program will his father's house during the hours of bring the nation to accept the will of religious service on
Christ in all that Sunday, as re
it does. A great quired by a local
campaign of eduordinance enacted
cation," he confor the purpose of
tinued,“ will bring securing better at
the majority to the tendance at church.
point where they Connorton was
will accept found guilty of un
the ideals of justifiable assault
Christ. It can with a deadly
then be written weapon, and was
down in the law of sentenced to serve
the land and a a year in the peni
national confession tentiary. An ap
of faith made. peal was taken to
This nation will the supreme court,
then humbly bow but it affirmed the
before Jesus Christ sentence. An ef
VIRGINIA and place the fort was then made
crown of its own to secure a pardon Map Showing Tangier Island
sovereignty at His from the governor.
feet." This failing, Mr. Connorton was sent The National Reformers deny that to the penitentiary about the middle of they seek a union of church and state; October, 1920, there to serve one year, what they want, they tell us, is “ a union subject to the usual deductions for good of religion and the state.” But this is behavior.
just what the Constitution forbids : te
“ Congress shall make no law respecting
an establishment of religion.” National Reform Up to Date The question of religious legislation is
ECEMBER 5-7, 1920, the Na- now more prominently before the whole tional Reform Association held people of the nation than ever before.
its annual meeting in Pittsburgh, The Lord's Day Alliance has declared Pa. We had a reporter present, and for a legalized Puritan Sunday, and Conshall be able next quarter to give the gress is being besieged to enact a Sunday movement and this particular meeting law for the District of Columbia to serve the attention their far-reaching “re- as a model not only for a national Sunforms ” demand. These men are as de- day law, but for laws in the several termined as ever to subvert free govern- States as well, a sort of Sunday Volstead ment in the United States, and as far as Act, giving the nation and all the States possible in the world. They have a uniform Sunday law as we now have a launched a campaign to raise $1,100,000 uniform prohibition law.
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DECLARATION OF PRINCIPLES 1. We believe in God, in the Bible as the word of God, and in the separation of church and state as taught by Jesus Christ.
2. We believe that the ten commandments are the law of God, and that they comprehend man's whole duty to God and man.
3. We believe that the religion of Jesus Christ is founded in the law of love of God, and needs no human power to support or enforce it. Love cannot be forced.
4. We believe in civil government as divinely ordained to protect men in the enjoyment of their natural rights and to rule in civil things, and that in this realm it is entitled to the respectful obedience of all.
5. We believe it is the right, and should be the privilege, of every individual to worship or not to worship, according to the dictates of his own conscience, provided i that in the exercise of this right he respects the equal rights of others.
6. We believe that all religious legislation tends to unite church and state, is subversive of human rights, persecuting in character, and opposed to the best interests of both church and state.
7. We believe, therefore, that it is not within the province of civil government to legislate on religious questions.
8. We believe it to be our duty to use every lawful and honorable means to prevent religious legislation, and oppose all movements tending to unite church and state, that all may enjoy the inestimable blessings of civil and religious liberty.
9. We believe in the inalienable and constitutional right of free speech, free press, peaceable assembly, and petition.
10. We also believe in temperance, and regard the liquor traffic as a curse to society.
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