Religion: God & Lend-Lease

Diary of a deep-laid Roosevelt plan to make Russia's atheism look a bit better to U.S. churchmen:

Tuesday. The President says the Soviet Constitution guarantees "freedom of religion" as well as "freedom to use propaganda against religion"—says this is the same as in the U.S.

Thursday. The churchmen rise in protest. Father Edmund A. Walsh of Georgetown University, onetime papal envoy in Russia, says the Soviet Constitution "guarantees nothing but a hollow shell of religious freedom." Methodist Bishop Raymond J. Wade of Detroit, former bishop of the Russian area, says: "Undisputed imprisonment and slaying...

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