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November 4, 1646

On November 4, 1646, the Massachusetts Bay Colony (which was to later become the state of Massachusetts) passed a law that made it illegal to deny that the Christian Bible was the word of God. The penalty was death. There … Continue reading

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February 28, 1646

On February 28, 1646, Roger Scott, of Lynn, Massachusetts, was tried and found guilty of sleeping in church. After a long day at work in the field on Saturday, and in 1646 they were all long days at work in … Continue reading

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February 4, 1866

On February 4, 1866, the future founder of the Church of Christ, Scientists, Mary Baker Eddy, believed her injured back was healed by opening her Bible and reading scripture. This is the watershed moment that put Mary Baker Eddy onto … Continue reading

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January 8, 2002

On January 8, 2002, George W Bush signed into U.S. law the “No Child Left Behind Act. This law was intended to improve the United States’ educational system. US evangelicals mistakenly thought it was a reference to the ‘Rapture’ and … Continue reading

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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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