HEROES: Freethinker in Bronze

"Eternal Father who hast begirt us round with loving care, blessings beforehand, ties of gratefulness, and has committed to us rules of reason as holy messengers of Thine: Forgive our foolish ways, capture our truant thoughts, direct our wandering wills, as once again with contrite hearts we fling ourselves as penitents in utter self-abasement upon the world's great altar stairs of prayer that slope through darkness up to Thee. . . . Through Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen." With this prayer by Chaplain ZeBarney Phillips the U. S. Senate began its deliberations...

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