Moreover, the abolitionists sought to end slavery because they knew it was inherently wrong. Frederick Douglass reasoned that “There is not a man beneath the canopy of heaven, that does not know that slavery is wrong for him” (3). However, slavery was still rampant throughoutmany states in America because the slaveholders deliberately misconstrued the evilness of slavery. One of these lies was the thought that Africans were inferior to the white race. However, the abolitionists knew that the Africans were their equals in every aspect. Another lie by the pro-slavery side was that slavery was ordained by God. Although the slaveholders often justified slavery using religion, the slaves knew that this was complete hypocrisy. For the Bible preaches peace and love, not of “blood and whips” (Walker 3). Therefore, the religious basis for the slavery supporters was unfounded. However, the abolitionists could use the Bible as a foundationfor their argument. As American Anti-Slavery Society asserted, “every American citizen, who detains a human being in involuntary bondage as his property, is, according to Scripture… a man-stealer” (3). Overall, the abolitionists knew that subjecting another human to slavery, especially on the basis of race, was wrong. They knew that it was time for a monumental reform of American society in regards to racial prejudice.