of Unit Anti-slavery Movement in America. Frederick Douglass reveals a striking tremendous difference that exists in terms of attitude between different American churches in regard to anti-slavery movement. The above is in relation to churches in England that had a similar view point and movement. In England, the church is seen to be true to its mission of elevating and improving mankinds conditions. The anti-slavery movement was not an anti-church movement because the church took its full share in prosecuting that (Douglass, 331).Emancipation was a highly religious question that was demanded according to the law of the living God and in the name of humanity.
The view of slavery existence in America brands republicanism as a deception and Christianity a lie. It chains progress and is the deadly foe of education. Anti-slavery movement will cease to be an anti-church movement, when the church shall assume a favorable position towards that movement. Americans hurl at crowned headed tyrants and pride themselves of their democratic institutions while they themselves opt to be the mere bodyguards and tools of the tyrants of Carolina and Virginia. Douglass warns against a horrible reptile that is nursing at the tender breast of the young republic. He insists on tearing away from the dreadful monster as a nation by forever crushing and destroying it (Douglass, 332-333).
Americans boast of their pure Christianity, their superior civilization and their love of liberty while the whole political power of the nation is sadly pledged to prop up and perpetuate the enslavement of more than three million of its countrymen. Humanity is branded as a base of pretense, and the powerful force in the government is the biggest threat the America’s union.
Douglass, Frederick. The Life and Writings of Frederick Douglass. Riverside Anthology of the African American Literary Tradition. Ed. Philip Foner. Michigan: International Publishers,1987. 331-333.Print.