Religion: Who's for What

"There is a time to pray and a time to fight," proclaimed Pastor Peter Muhlenberg, 29. Then, before his astonished flock in Woodstock, Virginia, he tore off his vestments to reveal the uniform of a militia officer. That was last January. Now Muhlenberg is colonel of the regiment he raised himself, the 8th Virginia. But the country's main Lutheran leader, his father Henry, follows Martin Luther in mistrusting revolutions. Other churches are also taking sides:

CONGREGATIONALISTS (estimated at 749 churches). America's leading denomination, located almost totally in

New England, firmly supports independence. It...

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