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March 3 in freethought history…

March 3, 1959 – In an interview published in LOOK magazine, Senator John F. Kennedy says, “Whatever one’s religion in his private life may be, for the officeholder, nothing takes precedence over his oath to uphold the Constitution and all … Continue reading

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November 8 in freethought history…

November 8, 1614 – Japanese ruler Tokugawa Ieyasu expells 300 Japanese Christians as part of the Christian Expulsion Edict, which banned foreigners and the practice of Christianity. November 8, 1960 – John F. Kennedy defeats Richard M. Nixon, becoming America’s first Roman … Continue reading

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September 12 in freethought history…

September 12, 1880 – Journalist H. L. Mencken is born in Baltimore, Maryland. He was well-known for colorful, curmudgeonly cultural commentary in which he spared no one and nothing. He wrote dozens of books, most notably his essay collection Prejudices (seven … Continue reading

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