“They never seemed to ask, What will the world say? But walked straight forward in what seemed to them the line of duty, please or offend whomsoever it might." - Frederick Douglass, The Life and Times of Frederick Douglass, reprinted from the 1892 ed. (New York: Macmillan, 1962), 229."The true basis of religious fellowship is not identity of theological belief, but unity of heart and oneness of purpose in respect to the great practical duties of life." [Thomas M’Clintock], Basis of Religious Association. Adopted by the Conference Held at Farmington, in the State of New York, on the Sixth and Seventh of Tenth Month, 1848 in Proceedings of the Yearly Meeting of Congregational Friends (Auburn, New York: Henry Oliphant, 1850).