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William Penn and Unfriending the Enemies of God

Published: June 23, 2023



This Salon article on a far-right Christian movement, the New Apostolic Reformation (NAR) mentions Quakers. – “Enjoy”

"You've got a friend in Pennsylvania!" was the theme of the state's ad campaign to promote tourism in the 1980s. That was a veiled historical reference to the Society of Friends, better known as the Quakers, the liberal Christian sect to which William Penn, for whom Pennsylvania is named, belonged. But since the early 2000s there has been a quiet campaign in the Keystone State and beyond to unfriend anyone outside certain precincts of Christianity — and most Quakers would almost certainly be among the outcasts. . .'

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from Beverly Mendheim, South Seattle Friends Meeting (6/17/2023)