Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Anne Hutchinson on Trial, Again !!!

Thanks to Rob Boston at the Wall of Separation weblog for calling attention to the attempt by prominent Christian Nationalists appointed to the Texas Public School textbook committee who want to remove references to Anne Hutchinson from public school textbooks.

Anne Hutchinson is one of my heroines. Christian theocrats expelled her from the Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1638 for holding religious views at variance with those of the governing authorities. Among the convictions they deemed heretical was her belief that "it was a blessing and not a curse to be a woman."

Here's a link to a transcript of the original trial of Anne Hutchinson. Every American ought to be familiar with it.

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