Religion: Holy Matrimony

In the Foursquare Gospel Church in Cleveland one day last week stood Clifton Hoffman, 23, and Florence Brinkman, 21. Facing them was a chub-cheeked, eight-year-old boy, dressed up like a minister. No masquerading moppet but a real ordained parson, the Rev. Charles Jaynes Jr. was in the act of marrying the young couple. The ceremony performed, he ordered the groom to "kiss the bride." Then he added in fine fatuous style: "Come around tomorrow night. I think you'll find the sermon interesting. It is on the five wise and five foolish virgins."

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