NEWS FEATURE: Baptists’ Evolving Views on Church-State Issues

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c. 2003 Religion News Service (UNDATED) In the beginning, Baptists preached, promoted and, yes, probably prayed for separation of church and state. Indeed, Roger Williams, co-founder of the first Baptist church in the United States, wrote in the 1640s: “An enforced uniformity of religion throughout a nation or civil state confounds the civil and religious, […]

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