Presbyterians: Dissent on a New Creed

At its annual General Assembly in Portland recently, the tiny (12,500 members), fundamentalist Orthodox Presbyterian Church formally extended a hand of welcome to any who would like to leave the 3,300,000-member United Presbyterian Church. The same gesture was made by the equally small Bible Presbyterian Church, headed by Radio Preacher Carl Mclntire. Both churches clearly hope to swell their ranks with conservative Presbyterians dismayed by the "Confession of 1967," approved in principle at the United Presbyterian General Assembly last May (TIME, June 4).

Letters of Support. Mclntire optimistically claims that "anywhere from...

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