Presbyterians: Conservatives v. Confession

The battle over the United Presbyterians' much debated, social activist "Confession of 1967" (TIME, June 3) is not over. Last week a group of conservative church members, calling themselves the Presbyterian Lay Committee, Inc., took ads in more than 100 U.S. newspapers urging their fellow believers to reject the present phrasing of the doctrinal statement as contrary to the church's faith and as a repudiation of the Westminster Confession of 1647.

Organized two years ago, the com mittee has 3,000 financial contributors, including such well-known industrialists as J. Howard Pew, board chairman of Sun Oil, and President Roger Hull of...

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