Religion: Methodists v. Tobacco

Before they can be admitted to their district conference, all Methodist ministers are asked, "Will you abstain from the use of tobacco and other indulgences which may injure your influence?" Last week, at Cincinnati, Ohio, the Rev. C. O. Green, Negro Methodist preacher in the Louisville, Ky. district, had the usual question put to him by Negro Bishop Robert Elijah Jones. But Mr. Green did not return the usual answer: he allowed that he smoked. Bishop Jones thereupon barred him from the conference. Said the Bishop: "If a man cannot free himself of the spell of some little inanimate object like...

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