Religion: Chips on the Mountain

Since Tennessee's Bishop A. J. Tomlinson died in 1943, the Church of God, which he founded, has been divided into warring factions.* One group, with national headquarters in Queens Village, N.Y. and a membership of 94,000, is led by Bishop Homer Tomlinson, 61. the founder's elder son. Another, called the Church of God of Prophecy, with a membership of 65.000. is run by Overseer Milton Tomlinson, the bishop's 46-year-old brother, who lives in Cleveland, Tenn. Last week, after several years of feuding over leadership of the denomination, the bishop arrived in Cleveland (pop....

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