Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Meet The New Boss, Same As The Old Boss 1659: The first two Boston Martyrs:

John Winthrop, Puritan. Image via Wikipedia

October 27 is International Religious Freedom Day, dating to the execution this date in 1659 of Quakers Marmaduke Stephenson and William Robinson on Boston Commons. They were two of the four Boston Martyrs, Quakers whose necks were stretched in Massachusetts for failing to either keep quiet or stay out of town.
Our rich history of Religious Tolerance.
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