The Damnable Doctrine of Abolitionism

Abolitionism was the first major egalitarian movement in the history of the United States.  While it is widely hailed today, even in conservative churches, as a heroic, Christian movement to free the slaves, the reality is disturbingly different.  The major Abolitionist leaders despised the Constitution, rejected the Bible, and were for the most part Unitarians, who denied the fundamental doctrines of the Christian faith.  Moreover, their radical opposition to slavery was based upon theoretical and philosophical grounds, because the Scripture actually condones and regulates both slavery and the slave trade, rather than condemning and forbidding it.  Tragically, this damnable doctrine of Abolitionism has been one of the most influential movements in the history of our country, and continues to dramatically shape the worldview of Americans to this very day.