Religion: Calvary Baptists

And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.—ACTS II: 4,

Uproar broke forth in John Roach Straton's Calvary Baptist Church, Manhattan, last week; loud cries were raised for the police. In one corner of the church stood members of the Monday night Bible class, praying, faced by five deacons and their aids.

The Bible class members had worked themselves into hysteria, declared the deacons. They had been practicing Pentecostalism assiduously, vehemently. In the description of Reporter Hugh O'Connor of the New York Herald Tribune, "prayer meetings continued late into...

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