Religion: Muted Trumpets in Dixie

Retired Railroad Conductor Bryant of Lebanon Junction, Ky. is a troubled man. Last week in The Review and Expositor, journal of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, he told why.

"Throughout the first sixty years of my life," wrote Bryant, "I never questioned but that Peter's confession that 'God is no respecter of persons' referred exclusively to the differences among white persons. Neither did I question that segregation was Christian and that it referred to the separation of white and Negro people. Three years ago these views were completely transformed. I became...