Jim Manus, Manhattan waiter, had a son by his wife "Comrade Fanny." In a steamingly crowded hall, the son was christened Nikolai Lenin Manus, after which his "social-mother," Mrs. Kate Gitlow, mother of the communist leader, Ben, said these words:
"I now dedicate this baby to the Communist movement and hope he will live to work for freedom in the United States and the dictatorship of the Proletariat all over the world."
Thereupon followed two blasphemies. The Lord's Prayer was rendered as follows:
Our father who art in Russia, hallowed be thy name. Thy dictatorship...