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DA2008 095A History Service with Readings and Reflections

Opening Celebration
Central Midwest District Annual Assembly
Friday, April 25, 2008
St. Louis Frontenac Hilton Hotel

A reading from Freedom Moves West by Charles Lyttle

In the wake of the wars that agitated the colonies from 1740 to 1783 came an unprecedented undertow of infidelity, licentiousness, intemperance, and profanity, as was to be expected.  But the orthodox leaders, without a trace of justice, seized the opportunity to impute responsibility for such spiritual and moral decadence to the Unitarian liberals. . . . Liberalism was charged with promoting moral indifference or anarchy, with cryptic designs of atheistic and bloody revolution . . .