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January 10 in freethought history…

January 10, 1955 – The play Inherit the Wind, written by Jerome Lawrence and Robert Edwin Lee, and inspired by the Scopes Monkey Trial, opens at Broadway’s National Theatre. It has been adapted for film numerous times, and continues to be performed … Continue reading

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September 15 in freethought history…

September 15, 1525 – Dutch Roman Catholic priest Jan de Bakker (aka Johannes Pistorius) is burned at the stake in The Hague by order of the Inquisition. He rejected the doctrine of transubstantiation, condemned indulgences as idolatry, and protested clerical celibacy by … Continue reading

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