Criticism of Come-Outerism

From the Portland Bulletin  — “It must be confessed, on all hands, that this country, at the present day, is woefully beset, with fanatical sects and schisms of every description, but among them all we know none deserving of greater reprobation than the clique of infidels, called come-outers ….fanaticism is most thrifty when most opposed, but when we see well-meaning, sober citizens, craftily drawn to their meetings, and patiently listening to the blasphemous harangues of such men as Garrison, the fellow named Clapp, and others of the same kidney, longer forbearance ceases to be the best policy …”  (Liberator, October 18, 1844, pg 1)

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