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" State ; and no person shall be rendered incompetent to be a witness on account of his opinions on matters of religious belief; but the liberty of conscience, hereby secured, shall not be so construed as to excuse acts of licentiousness, or justify practices... "
Acts of the General Assembly of the State of South-Carolina, from February ... - Page 139
by South Carolina - 1808
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A Nation Dedicated to Religious Liberty: The Constitutional Heritage of the ...

Arlin M. Adams, Charles J. Emmerich, Charles J.. Emmerich - Law - 1990 - 172 pages
...preference, . . . Provided, That the liberty of conscience, hereby granted, shall not be so construed as to excuse acts of licentiousness, or justify practices inconsistent with the peace or safety of this State."45 Along with Virginia, the other Southern states that recognized broad religious rights...
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Roots of the Republic: American Founding Documents Interpreted

Stephen L. Schechter - History - 1990 - 464 pages
...to all mankind. Provided that the liberty of conscience hereby granted, shall not be so construed, as to excuse acts of licentiousness, or justify practices inconsistent with the peace or safety of this State. XXXIX. AND WHEREAS the ministers of the gospel, are by their profession dedicated to the...
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The Bill of Rights: Original Meaning and Current Understanding

Eugene W. Hickok - History - 1991 - 487 pages
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The Minnesota Legislative Manual

Minnesota. Secretary of State - Minnesota - 1979
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The Morality of the Mass Media

W. Lawson Taitte - Censure - 1993 - 258 pages
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The Nevada State Constitution: A Reference Guide

Michael Wayne Bowers - Law - 1993 - 182 pages
...religious belief, but the liberty of consciene | ,v<< ] hereby secured, shall not be so construed, as to excuse acts of licentiousness or justify practices inconsistent with the peace, or safety of this State. Consistent with the terms of the congressional enabling act, this section and the Ordinance...
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The Jew in the American World: A Source Book

Jacob Rader Marcus - History - 1996 - 663 pages
...to all mankind: Provided, that the liberty of conscience, hereby granted, shall not be so construed as to excuse acts of licentiousness, or justify practices inconsistent with the peace or safety of this State. be diverted from the great duties of their function; therefore, no minister of the gospel,...
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On Faith and Free Government

Daniel C. Palm - Political Science - 1997 - 201 pages
...1777, for example, provided "that the liberty of conscience, hereby granted, shall not be construed as to excuse acts of licentiousness, or justify practices...inconsistent with the peace or safety of the state." The decision on whether to allow a free-exercise exemption from obeying an otherwise valid public law...
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No Easy Walk to Freedom: Reconstruction and the Ratification of the ...

James Edward Bond - History - 1997 - 295 pages
...Section 6, for example, declared that "the liberty of conscience hereby secured shall not be so construed as to excuse acts of licentiousness or justify practices inconsistent with the peace or safety of the people." Similarly, Section 14 authorized the General Assembly "to prescribe by law the manner in which...
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Please Don't Wish Me a Merry Christmas: A Critical History of the Separation ...

Stephen M. Feldman - Law - 1998 - 395 pages
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