Religion: Shrill Small Voice

No U.S. church had unqualifiedly supported the U.S. war effort until last week.

Then the Norwegian Lutheran Church of America, at its biennial convention in Minneapolis, urged its 536,000 members to give "full support to the war efforts of their country with their substance and, if necessary, with their lives." Reason for this shrill small voice: the anti-Quisling stand of their mother church in Norway has convinced Norwegian Lutherans in the U.S. that militancy is the best policy.

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