Religion: The Wee Frees Catch Up

The Rev. Kenneth Macrae of Stornoway, Hebrides, was boiling mad. Mincing no words, he told the Edinburgh assembly of the fundamentalist Free Church of Scotland (the "Wee Frees") that the church should break relations with the Y.M.C.A. The Y, he had discovered, was condoning modernist doctrines and "worldly amusements," and had put out a scandalous booklet for servicemen. Told in the Huts. Without further ado, the shocked assembly passed the resolution. Next day, it learned that the objectionable booklet was about France and Gallipoli during World War I, and had been out of print for 25 years.

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