Religion: Religion and Democracy

Franklin D. Roosevelt is an Episcopal churchwarden and an occasional worshipper, but he has never been so prone to invoke his Maker as were Calvin Coolidge and Warren G. Harding. To many devout churchmen he appeared to have the failings of most modern political liberals — a secular conception of political morality, an indifference about religion's place in the modern state. Last week, as Franklin Roosevelt delivered his message to the 76th Congress, it was evident that he, like other liberals, had come to feel differently about religion in the world about him....

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