Churches: The Pacifists

At 5:15 one afternoon last week, Norman Morrison, 31, his clothing doused in kerosene and his youngest child, 18-month-old Emily, cradled in his arms, stood outside the river entrance to the Pentagon and burned himself to death. As hundreds of departing officers and civilian workers watched—no photographers were on the scene—Army Major Richard Lundquist grabbed the child away from the flames. Army Lieut. Colonel Charles Johnson, who had seen two Buddhists incinerate themselves on the streets of Saigon, and two Air Force sergeants tried to smother the flames with coats and jackets. By the time an ambulance arrived, 70%...

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