A Church Position Against Slavery

Often critical of the failure of clergy or churches to take abolition positions, Garrison is quick to commend in print, instances of progress against slavery.  Here in the Liberator, August 27, 1841, is one such instance.   “A notice from the Christian Reflector, tells of action taken by the Baptist Church in Royalston  Centre, Massachusetts.  The resolution, passed by the Church, names slavery as ‘a great moral evil, and a sin against God of the blackest dye, espeically when practiced by those who profess to be followers of the meek and lowly Jesus..’  The church will not “invite a slaveholding minister to enter the desk, nor a slaveholding professor to sit with us at our communion table.’ “

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