Religion: The Missionary Who Lied

Christianity has a long prison record. Ever since the days of the Apostle Paul, Christians have been familiar with the barred window and the dungeon cell. And ever since the first Good Friday when the cock crew and Peter wept, Christians have died rather than deny their faith and save their skins. This is the strict code of the Christian prisoner, but what of the compromises in between? Last week one missionary publicly castigated another for keeping his religion but buying his freedom with falsehoods.

In Chungking in November 1950, Methodist Missionary Francis Olin Stockwell, 52, from Perry, Okla., was just sitting...

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