Sunday, December 27, 2009
The Early Days
The official religion in Charles Town in the 1700s was Anglican, and those who practiced it called themselves Churchmen. Members of other Protestant denominations were called Dissenters but were allowed to practice their religion freely. Jews and Quakers were also granted religious tolerance; Roman Catholics were not given that right, however, in keeping with the politics of Mother England. Attending church on Sunday was required by law (although not enforced) and the Anglican Church had the authority to levy taxes.