Religion: Lindsey v. Manning

Two angry little men had a fracas in Manhattan's great Protestant Episcopal Cathedral of St. John the Divine last Sunday. One little man, Bishop William Thomas Manning, damned the other in his sermon. The other little man, onetime Judge Benjamin Barr Lindsey, was tensely listening directly below the Bishop. Said the Bishop in part: "As to his latest book [The Companionate Marriage'], I can only say here, speaking as a Bishop of the Church, that it is in my judgment one of the most filthy, insidious and cleverly written pieces of propaganda...

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