Monticello historian John Ragosta will present “Hornets, Snakes, Baptists & Presbyterians: Winning the Contest for Religious Freedom” at 2 p.m. November 7 at Historic Christ Church & Museum (HCC&M), 420 Christ Church Road, Weems.
Ragosta will trace the relatively unknown role of Virginia’s religious dissenters, primarily Baptist and Presbyterian evangelicals, in both winning the American Revolution and in establishing religious liberty, creating the strict separation of church and state embodied in Thomas Jefferson’s eloquent….
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