This Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court declared that it was proper for the State to aid, encourage, and protect religion! Another Supreme Court Justice who adds to the rich spiritual heritage of the Old Supreme Court Chamber is Joseph Story. Story was truly a son of the American Revolution, for his father had been chief justice oliver ellsworth one of the so-called “Indians” who conducted the Boston Tea Party. Joseph Story became a
David Barton tells us the Justice Story’s accomplishments while on the Court are numerous: he founded
While there was a period in Justice Story’s life in which he attached himself to the Unitarians, and even served as President of the American Unitarian Association, he later declared his regret for those beliefs by which at one time he had questioned Christianity. He lamented:
It has been my misfortune . . . to have once entertained doubts respecting Christianity. This has ever been viewed by me as an unfortunate circumstance, to remove which, I have labored and read with assiduous attention all of the arguments of its proof.