To discriminate against a thoroughly upright citizen because he belongs to some particular church, or because, like Abraham Lincoln, he has not avowed his allegiance to any church, is an outrage against that liberty of conscience which is one of the foundations of American life.

Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919) US President (1901-1909)
Letter to J. C. Martin (9 Nov 1908)
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Added on 3-Aug-07 | Last updated 7-May-13
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