Religion: Whyte to Old Stone

Few years ago when Companionate Marriage seemed to be an exciting issue and Judge Benjamin Barr Lindsey toured the land debating it, polite audiences were accustomed to vote the Denver judge victor over whoever happened to be his adversary. But not in Philadelphia. There, balloting to choose a local figure to debate with Judge Lindsey, 5,000 people overwhelmingly picked Rev. Dr. Robert Bruce Whyte, pastor of Philadelphia's biggest church, First Presbyterian. After the debate, the Philadelphians owlishly upheld their choice, handed Ben Lindsey the first defeat he ever experienced.

Last week, after eleven...

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