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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 State.”

CONNECTICUT (VII., 1): “It being the duty of all men to worship the Supreme Being, the great Creator and Preserver of the Universe, and their right to render that worship in the mode most consistent with the dictates of their conscience, no person shall by law be compelled to join or support, or be classed with, or associated to, any congregation, church, or religious association.'

DELAWARE (Preamble) : “ Through divine goodness all men have, by nature, the rights of worshipping and serving their Creator according to the dictates of their consciences. No power shall or ought to be vested in or assumed by any magistrate that shall in any case interfere with, or in any manner control the rights of conscience in the free exercise of religious worship" (I., I).

FLORIDA (I., 5): “The free exercise and enjoyment of all religious profession and worship shall forever be allowed in this State ;

but the liberty of conscience hereby secured, shall not be so construed as to justify licentiousness or practices subversive of the peace and safety of the State."

GEORGIA (I., 6): "Perfect freedom of religious sentiment shall be and the same is hereby secured, and no inhabitant of this State shall ever be molest

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ed in person or property, or prohibited from holding any public office of trust on account of his religious opinion ; but 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.”

ILLINOIS (II., 3): “ The free exercise and enjoyment of religious profession and worship, without discrimination, shall forever be guaranteed ; but the liberty of conscience hereby secured shall not be construed to dispense with oaths or affirmations, excuse acts of

acts of licentiousness, or justify practices inconsistent with the peace or safety of the State.”

INDIANA (II., 2, 3) : “ All men shall be secured in the natural right to worship Almighty God according to the dictates of their own consciences, No law shall in any case whatever control the free exercise and enjoyment of religious opinions, or interfere with the rights of conscience.”

Iowa (I., 3): “The General Assembly shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof."

KANSAS (Bill of Rights, 7): “The right to worship God according to the dictates of conscience shall never be infringed ;

nor shall any control of or interference with the rights of conscience be permitted.”

KENTUCKY (XIII., 5): “All men have a natural and indefeasible right to worship Almighty God

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according to the dictates of their own consciences.

No human authority ought in any case whatever to control or interfere with the rights of conscience."

LOUISIANA (I., 12): "Every person has the natural right to worship God according to the dictates of his conscience."

MAINE (I, 3) : “All men have a natural and unalienable right to worship Almighty God according to the dictates of their own consciences; and no person shall be hurt, molested, or restrained in his person, liberty or estate, for worshipping God in the manner and season most agreeable to the dictates of his own conscience, nor for his religious professions or sentiments, provided he does not disturb the public peace nor obstruct others in their religious worship.”

MARYLAND (Declaration of Rights, 36): “That, as it is the duty of every man to worship God in such manner as he thinks most acceptable to him, all persons are equally entitled to protection in their religious liberty; wherefore, no person ought by any law to be molested in his person or estate on account of his religious persuasion or profession, or for his religious practice, unless, under the color of religion, he shall disturb the good order, peace, or safety of the State, or shall infringe the laws of morality, or injure others in their natural, civil, or religious rights." MASSACHUSETTS (I., 2) : “ It is the right as well

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as the duty of all men in society, publicly and at stated seasons, to worship the Supreme Being, the great Creator and Preserver of the Universe. And no subject shall be hurt, molested, or restrained in his person, liberty, or estate for worshipping God in the manner and season most agreeable to the dictates of his own conscience, or for his profession or sentiments, provided he doth not disturb the public peace or obstruct others in their religious worship."

MICHIGAN (IV., 39): "The legislature shall pass no law to prevent any person from worshipping Almighty God according to the dictates of his own conscience."

MINNESOTA (I., 16): “The right of every man to worship God according to the dictates of his own conscience shall never be infringed, nor shall any control of, or interference with, the rights of conscience be permitted ;

but 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 State.”

MISSOURI (I., 9) : “ All men have a natural and indefeasible right to worship Almighty God according to the dictates of their own consciences. No human authority can control or interfere with the rights of conscience.

But the liberty of conscience hereby secured shall not be so construed as to excuse acts of licentiousness, nor to

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justify practices inconsistent with the good order, peace, or safety of the State, or with the rights of others.”

NEBRASKA (I., 16): “All men have a natural and indefeasible right to worship Almighty God according to the dictates of their own conscience;

nor shall any interference with the rights of conscience be permitted.”

NEVADA (I., 4) : “ The free exercise and enjoyment of religious profession and worship, without discrimination or preference, shall forever be allowed in this State ;

but the liberty hereby secured shall not be so construed as to excuse acts of licentiousness, or justify practices inconsistent with the peace and safety of the State.”

NEW HAMPSHIRE (I., 4, 5): "Among the natural rights some are in their very nature unalienable, because no equivalent can be given or received for them. Of this kind are the rights of conscience. Every individual has a natural and unalienable right to worship God according to the dictates of his own conscience and reason; and no subject shall be hurt, molested, or restrained in his person, liberty, or estate for worshipping God in the manner and season most agreeable to the dictates of his own conscience, or of his religious profession, sentiments, or persuasion, provided he doth not disturb the public peace, or disturb others in their religious worship."

NEW JERSEY (I., 3): “No person shall be de

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