Religion: Angels Over Newport

Many a suburban and rural neighborhood around New York City is haunted by a big black nightmare: the possibility that one day someone with a name like "Wonderful Peace" or "Beautiful Sweet" will appear in the district, lay cash on the line for a nice piece of property. Then followers of Harlem's bald, black, mousy Rev. Major J. ("Father") Divine will move in. For parts of Yonkers and New Rochelle, N. Y. this nightmare came true this spring and summer.

In the past five years, Father Divine, always well-heeled with the contributions he receives...

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