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Religion: If Jesus Came . . .

Through the clink and tinkle of the bottles and glasses at the bar the jukebox blasted Tex Ritter's unctuous boom:

If Jee-sus came to your house to spend a day or tew . . . From the phonograph at a dime store record counter another voice in another version lilted with a bouncy, corn pone accompaniment: If He came unexpected, I wonder whut yew'd dew . . .

All through the South last week, the embarrassing chant of If Jesus Came to Your House sounded from phonographs. Victor, Decca and Capitol have each made recordings of the song in cooperation with three...

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