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May 28, 2012

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 2012 West Virginia pastor Mark Wolford died from a snake he was handling in a church service, just like his father did years earlier. God spoke moments later and said, “Okay, you idiots. These … Continue reading

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July 25, 326 AD

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 326 AD, Roman Emperor Constantine refused to carry out the traditional pagan sacrifices. This is believed to be due to Constantine’s personal aversion to the blood of the animals, which revolted him. He did … Continue reading

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March 2, 1789

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1789, Pennsylvania ended the prohibition of theatrical performances. Prior to this date, it was illegal to put on any kind of play (including that sinful wag Shakespeare) in Pennsylvania as the good Christians in … Continue reading

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November 8, 392 AD

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 392 AD, Emperor Theodosius of Rome passed legislation prohibiting all pagan worship in the Roman Empire. When the uppercrust of Roman society came to Theodosius and asked if the banning of all pagan worship … Continue reading

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August 12, 1988

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com in 1988 “The Last Temptation of Christ” opened in movie theaters across the United States. The negative publicity and outcry from conservative Christians actually caused more people to be tempted to go and see this … Continue reading

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July 24th, 1664

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com in 1664, wealthy non-church members in Massachusetts were given the right to vote. Apparently God and the government could trust wealthy men who didn’t go to church to pick the best candidate, but poor men … Continue reading

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May 23, 1618

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1618, The Thirty Years War began when three opponents of the Reformation were thrown through a window from the upper floors of the Hradcany Castle in Prague by a mob of Protestants. They fell … Continue reading

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May 18, 1926

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1926, Evangelist Aimee Semple McPherson vanished while visiting a beach in Venice, CA. She reappeared a month later with the claim that she had been kidnapped. It was believed by the police that Mrs. … Continue reading

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May 10, 1933

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1933 the Nazis staged massive public book burnings in Germany. American churches thought it was such a good idea, they did their own book and phonograph burnings in the 1950s, 60s, 70s, and 80s.

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March 10, 1656

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1656 in the American colony of Virginia, suffrage was extended to all free men regardless of their religion including Catholics, but pagans, atheists, and worshipers of the Great Flying Spaghetti Monster were still barred … Continue reading

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