Religion: Red-faced, not Red-minded

"There is no denying the fact that the social ideals of Communism bear a striking resemblance to the social emphasis of the Christian gospel. ..."

If these sentiments had been expressed by some left-wing religious leader like Dr. Hewlett Johnson, the "Red Dean" of Canterbury, no one would have been much surprised. But they happened to be part of a committee report to the Toronto and Kingston Synod of the notably conservative Presbyterian Church in Canada. The committee took pains to make its sentiments clear:

"Russia's amazing achievements in the war . . ....

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