Religion: Liberalism Goes Too Far

Unitarians pride themselves on being the left-wingers of religion. Strictly avoiding a strict doctrine, Unitarians are far too independent to follow anybody's party line. Last week, the American Unitarian Association was relieved to rid itself of what seemed to be an embarrassing exception: the Rev. Stephen Hole Fritchman.

Bearlike, big-shouldered Steve Fritchman, 45, editor of the 126-year-old monthly Christian Register since 1943, held one of the key jobs in the tiny Unitarian hierarchy. He also held membership in a list of alleged Party-line organizations as long as his left arm; he contributed to the...

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