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The battle that our forefathers put forth can and should be likened to an underdog stepping into the boxing ring against an unbeaten world champion. The Virginia Convention agreed, and Article XVI was amended to make it clear that “the free exercise of religion” is a right, not a privilege granted by the state. [29] Mason’s draft of Article XVI was reprinted throughout the states and had an important impact on subsequent state constitutions and the national Bill of Rights.

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