Asahel Morse - our 5th subject in the forthcoming volume 7 of A Noble Company

18th Apr 2016

Early American Baptist preacher, Asahel Morse (1771–1838), loved the church and fought to secure her freedom from the Puritan standing order whose restrictions were intolerable to non-conformist sects. Morse’s persistent pleas before the Connecticut legislature to acknowledge the inalienable right of universal free worship resulted in the approval of a new constitution in 1818, effectively ending government coercion of religion. The story of Morse’s selfless labors as pastor and defender of religious liberty deserve to be retold as a challenge to an increasing secular society of what it means to “fight the good fight of faith” whatever the cost.