Religion: 4 1/2 Baptists

Baptists were pleased last week to learn (from the Baptist Joint Committee on Public Affairs) that four candidates (or presumed candidates) for the presidency are Baptists—Harry Truman, Estes Kefauver, Harold Stassen and Oklahoma's Senator Robert Kerr. The committee also concluded that California's Earl Warren is at least a half-Baptist; he was raised a Methodist, but usually attends the Baptist church of his wife and daughters.*

* Other candidates (or presumed" candidates): Dwight Eisenhower (brought up in the Brethren in Christ church, now an "intensely religious" nonsectarian), Robert Taft (Episcopalian), Douglas MacArthur (Episcopalian),...

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