The virginia statute for religious freedom was drafted in 1777 however it was not first introduced into the virginia general assembly until 1779 by thomas jefferson in the city of fredericksburg virginia on january 16 1786 the assembly enacted the statute into the states law. Virginia statute for establishing religious freedom 1786 contributed by john ragosta the virginia statute for establishing religious freedom was drafted by thomas jefferson and adopted by the general assembly on january 16 1786 before being signed into law three days later. Establishing religious freedom jeffersons statute in virginia is well written accessible and well worth the forty year wait journal of southern history buckley has left almost no stone unturned establishing religious freedom is a comprehensive and impressive account of one episode in the long and contentious history of religious liberty . As james madison explained the virginia statute for establishing religious freedom is a true standard of religious liberty its principle the great barrier agst usurpations on the rights of conscience. The virginia statute for religious freedom is a statement about both freedom of conscience and the principle of separation of church and state written by thomas jefferson and passed by the virginia general assembly on january 16 1786 it is the forerunner of the first amendment protections for religious freedom
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