Obadiah Holmes, The Baptist Martyr The Puritans Should Have Left Alone

The Puritan leaders of Massachusetts viewed Obadiah Holmes as a loathsome Baptist, and they ordered him whipped 30 times in public. They probably should have thought twice about doing so. In Puritan eyes, crimes against their religion were far worse than crimes against property. They punished blasphemy with the whip, the Bilbo, the brand or … Continue reading Obadiah Holmes, The Baptist Martyr The Puritans Should Have Left Alone