by Al Benson jr.
The radical Abolitionist Movement in this country in the years from the 1830s through “reconstruction” at the end of the War of Northern Aggression caused many problems we still deal with today. And yet the people responsible for these radical movements are often the ones our “history” books choose to glamorize today.
If you look at the scribblings of Abolitionist William Lloyd Garrison you have to recognize that this man was a rank internationalist whose agenda went way beyond freeing slaves. That was supposedly part of it, but not the whole of it by any means. Although there were undoubtedly some Christians in the Abolitionist Movement, by and large, it was an experiment in rank apostasy. Many of its adherents had become enamored of the strange doctrines of spiritualism that so permeated mid-nineteenth century America. Others had become devotees of Unitarianism–yet another form of apostasy from…
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