Clergy: Liberal Intolerance

To most U.S. churchmen, Fundamentalist Carl Mclntire, 58, is an irritating preacher. In radio broadcasts over 617 stations, he accuses the major U.S. churches of being "infiltrated by Communists," assails Episcopal Bishop James Pike and top Presbyterian Eugene Carson Blake for distorting the Bible, opposes the civil rights movement and ecumenism. Writes Pennsylvania's Episcopal Bishop Robert DeWitt: Mclntire's "attacks upon the Protestant community, the Roman Catholic Church, the United Nations, and American foreign policy have established him as a negative and divisive force."

Is that reason for trying to muzzle Mclntire? With a classic failure to be tolerant toward people...

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