The Founding of America was fueled by those fleeing tyranny, and oppression for their beliefs in God. Liberty was preeminent in the minds of many in colonial times. The pulpit was a place that spoke against tyranny, including Jonathan Mayhew, Jonathan Todd, Andrew Elliot, Jonas Clark, James Caldwell, and John Peter Muhlenberg. We look for faith institutions to continue to speak against tyranny and infringement on civil liberties, which come from the Creator. We encourage leaders to call out oppression and call for a return to our founding principles of Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness.
Pastor Jonathan Todd spoke on The Origin, Design, Business and Necessity of civil Government. before the Connecticut General Assembly on the day of election May 11, 1749. In this sermon from 1750 Jonathan Mayhew spoke on the time to no longer submit to authority. Discourse Concerning the Unlimited Submission and Non-Resistance to Higher Authorities .
Religion and the Founding of the American Republic exhibits document the role religion played in the thoughts of the nation’s founders in framing the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.
The Protestant Churches in New England were at the forefront in standing against tyranny, the need to resist it, and the right of self defense.
Attend a Faith event
January 17, 2022, Restore our Nation to its Founding Principles, One Nation Under God. The event is in Saratoga Springs, NY at the Perry Road Baptist Church. 150 Perry Road, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866. Lunch will be available for purchase, sandwiches and salads prepared by Chef Jon Desormeau. The event is limited to 500 attendees. Registration will remain open until limit is reached or through January 12. The event: Worship service, presentation on the source of our Inalienable Rights, Citizen Corps action of our five pillars: Health, Education, Business, Community and Faith. A tribute to Martin Luther King and encouragement to pursue civil liberties according to our Inalienable 10 Commandment Rights.