He was a bright and happy Christian, a romping optimist who laughed away sin and doubt, a joyful Puritan who with annoying virility preached the doctrine of his tiny sect, the Sanctification Brotherhood, that to have a beautiful church was almost as damnable as the debaucheries of card-playing.
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The Pilgrims who we remember on Thanksgiving were Puritans.
In Puritan England, about 300 years ago, it was against the law to wear the color red.