A group of Christian communities marked chiefly by insistence on adult baptism by immersion. Baptists regard baptism as a ceremony that accompanies and seals a conscious profession of faith in Jesus; for this reason, they do not baptize infants but wait until candidates have reached their teen or adult years. The Baptists are the largest Protestant denomination in the United States and are particularly insistent on the separation of church and state.
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Madison knew directly how colonial-era Anglicans had persecuted Baptists.
Mainline and black Protestants rarely regard Southern Baptists and Mormons as political allies.Even Conservative Evangelical Support Couldn’t Save Immigration Reform|Jacob Lupfer|July 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Hobby Lobby, which sells arts and crafts materials, is owned by devout Southern Baptists.In Hobby Lobby Ruling, a Court So Wrong in So Many Ways|Sally Kohn|June 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
After all, Baptists believe in “soul liberty”: ultimately, your beliefs are between you and God.Did the Southern Baptist ‘Conservative Resurgence’ Fail?|Molly Worthen|June 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
There were no nightclubs, thanks to the Baptists, and there was scant affluence to create boating and nights at fancy restaurants.The Great Paul Hemphill Celebrates the Long Gone Birmingham Barons|Paul Hemphill|March 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Don't call to mind no state law ag'in' Congregationalists marryin' Baptists.
Deacon Pettybone was a busy man, organizing the forces of the Baptists, and seeking diligently to round up the votes of neutrals.
The dove was repeatedly sent out, and dry land was finally found for the Baptists in Fishergate.
Certain followers of a man belonging the great Smith family constituted the first congregation of English Baptists.
And in the following year, 1644, these "Fathers of American liberty" adopted measures equally decisive to "rout" the Baptists.The Loyalists of America and Their Times, Vol. 1 of 2|Egerton Ryerson