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Frederick Clarkson

Frederick Clarkson is an author at Religion News Service.

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King’s birthday is not the only thing worth celebrating on Jan. 16

By Frederick Clarkson — January 12, 2017
(RNS) The Virginia Statute, authored by Thomas Jefferson in 1777 and shepherded through the Legislature by James Madison in 1786, made the state the first in history to ensure complete religious freedom and equality.
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