Thursday, July 19, 2012

Religious Liberty Is Precious- Horrid Arkansas Anti Catholic Laws From Last Century

The Arkansas Catholic has to say the least a timely article up about a rather horrific piece of legislation that was passed early last Century in Arkansas that targeted Catholics.

See Arkansans struggled for religious liberty 99 years ago -Suspicious of Catholics, lawmakers introduced Posey Act in 1913 and passed it in 1915.

It interesting too look at the archive of the Arkansas Catholic newspaper that are available for some portions of this time period as to this legislation. I have spent just a little time looking at the papers available from this time period and intend to do more looking.

There was a general call to arms , and it should be noted a good many Protestants stood with us.

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