Religion: Peace in Wilton

The little Episcopal Church of St. Matthew's, in the little exurbanite community of Wilton, Conn., was holding its Christmas pageant. The Three Kings, swathed in sheets and parents' hand-me-down finery, came with their gifts to the manger. "Sleep in Heavenly Peace," sang the congregation. "Slee-eep in Heavenly Peace."

A harsh cry from the back of the church made everyone jump. "Peace! Peace! Where can we find peace?" Shouldering through the crowd at the door came a stocky man in a khaki jacket wearing a pistol in a shoulder holster. Following him were a woman...

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