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Today in History: Religious Toleration?

Posted by Gilbert Stack on April 21, 2019 at 7:20 AM

On this day (April 21) in 1649, the colony of Maryland passed the Maryland Toleration Act, granting religious freedom to Trinitarian Christians in the colony. This very limited toleration (it prescribed death for anyone who denied the divinity of Christ) proved too much for Oliver Cromwell who revoked it to force everyone into the Anglican Church.

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