Religion: Separate--or Secular?

Some churchmen cheered when the Supreme Court ruled (Si) for Agnostic Vashti McCollum in her suit against religious education on school property (TIME, March 22). Others, however, were not so sure there was anything to cheer about. Among them were 28 top Protestant leaders, including Bishops Angus Dun and William Scarlett, and Reverends Reinhold Niebuhr, Harry Emerson Fosdick, Henry P. Van Dusen and Douglas Horton. They issued a statement deploring the Supreme Court decision, believed that it would "greatly accelerate the trend toward the secularization of our culture." In the current issue of...

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