Religion: Gatlin Gunnery

The Christian Beacon, weekly publication of the fundamentalist Bible Presbyterian Church again trained its guns on the U.S. Navy. Four of its eight tabloid-size pages were spattered with editorials, copies of official letters, affidavits concerning a Southern Baptist Navy chaplain who was relieved of active duty "because of his extremely zealous evangelistic inclinations [which were] embarrassing and disquieting to the associates in the Navy."

Hell-Fire. The overzealous chaplain was Kentucky-born Laurel Garnett Gatlin, 44. In the four Southern pastorates he has held, Preacher Gatlin has pounded out straight hellfire & damnation. After each...

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