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It was just 362 years ago today, December 27, 1657, when our for fathers affirmed that this New World was a place for freedom of religion. In what is called the Flushing Remonstrance, members of the small New Netherland community of Flushing, modern day Queens, New York, sent a petition to the government demanding their religious freedoms to worship as they pleased, and without having to be forced to do or accept anything against their religion. The signers were Quakers, whom were not liked by the Dutch Reformed Church. 362 years ago today, settlers in the New World stood for religious freedoms, around this holy time, will we?
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