Saturday, August 10, 2013

Fact of the Day: First Lady Madison

First Lady Dolley Madison was raised a Quaker. When she married future-president James Madison (a deist), her church expelled her for marrying outside her faith. Her husband was also one of the biggest supporters of the separation of church and state in America's early days. 

16 comments:

  1. well, in love you can do most everything

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  2. Things that make you go hmmmm:)

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  3. I can imagine why he was in favour of splitting church and legislation.

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    Filip

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  4. whew...that is one homely woman...:))

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  5. Good way to be, stick it to those stick up the bum church types haha

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  6. amzing women!

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  7. Wonderful photo you've found and great trivia. Thanks Adam!

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  8. Nice fact. Thank you for this information :)

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  9. Wow religion is a funny old thing!

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  10. You have to love the way her church was so understanding....not! This is why I steer clear of organised religion.

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  11. I guess the church doesn't really believe in loving thy neighbor, huh? Good for her choosing love over faith.

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