Comments on: “The Evangelical Origins of the Living Constitution” http://overlawyered.com/2014/07/evangelical-origins-living-constitution/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=evangelical-origins-living-constitution Chronicling the high cost of our legal system Sun, 21 Sep 2014 19:11:54 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 By: Walter Olson http://overlawyered.com/2014/07/evangelical-origins-living-constitution/comment-page-1/#comment-297198 Fri, 18 Jul 2014 04:19:28 +0000 http://overlawyered.com/?p=47129#comment-297198 Most standard histories agree with this PBS account that the temperance movement, which evolved into the Prohibition movement, was “rooted in America’s Protestant churches”: http://www.pbs.org/kenburns/prohibition/roots-of-prohibition/

While Methodists and Baptists led the charge, the mainline-Protestant umbrella Federal Council of Churches, later National Council of Churches, also backed Prohibition:

https://prohibition.osu.edu/american-prohibition-1920/federal-council-churches

The most durable Prohibitionist organization was the Women’s Christian Temperance Union. And so on, and so on.

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By: Veritas http://overlawyered.com/2014/07/evangelical-origins-living-constitution/comment-page-1/#comment-297192 Fri, 18 Jul 2014 03:40:03 +0000 http://overlawyered.com/?p=47129#comment-297192 Sorry but the Carrie Nations were far more progressive than religious. Its hard to see how you could confuse them as being primarily religious.

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