Fundamentalists: Dr. Mclntire's Magic Touch

After four decades as archfoe of liberal Protestantism, the Rev. Carl McIntire, 63, has proved that he has a rare gift: everything he touches turns to schism. Contention has dogged him since his seminary days, when he joined a fundamentalist rebellion against liberalizing trends within the Presbyterian Church. Later, he split with fellow rebels to form his own sect, the Bible Presbyterian Church—and then his own church split yet again. Defections have periodically shaken the ranks of his American Council of Christian Churches (A.C.C.C.) and more recently his International Council of Christian Churches (I.C.C.C.), organizations that Mclntire formed in...

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