...This is not to be tolerated, and a distinguished member of Congress from Massachusetts proclaims to the world their decree in these words : "The times demand, and we must have, an anti-slavery Constitution, an anti-slavery Bible, and an anti-slavery God."
I copy from a call published in the Boston Liberator, of March 21, 1856:
"World's Bible Convention.
We, the undersigned, desirous of promoting the improvement of our race, and believing that the doctrine of the divine authority of the Bible is one of the greatest hindrances to its improvement ; and believing further that this doctrine has no foundation in truth, and that a fair and thorough investigation would lead to its speedy and general abandonment, invite all, in whatever part of the world they may dwell, who feel an interest in the matter, to meet us in New York in May next, and to adopt such measures as may be calculated to spread through the world what may appear to be the truth on this important subject."...]
from: The Real Issue- Union or Disunion from "Letter of Hon. S.S. Marsahll on the Parties and Politics of the Day to the Freemen of the 9th Congressional Dist. of Illinois. 1856"