Religion: Jaw-bone of an Ass

Priceless, as an example of backwoods credulity feeding on religious bigotry, is the story (said to emanate from the Ku Klux Klan) that the 1917 Series of one-dollar greenbacks carries Catholic propaganda.

One Barrett, vigilant patriot of Los Angeles, wrote to William G. McAdoo about it. He received a reply stating that the 1917 Series is printed from the identical designs and engraved plates adopted by Salmon P. Chase, Secretary of the Treasury under Abraham Lincoln. Mr. Mc-Adoo added:

The statement in your letter that this one-dollar bill "has the picture of the Pope...

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