Religion: Baptist

Down in the Texas Baptist belt, where Fundamentalism flourishes under the humid (often illiterate) phrases and hot war-whoops of a revivalist-Genesis-trumpeter, Rev. J. Frank Norris, the prevailing belief among the brethren is that whatever Baptist Norris does is done for the Lord, and is by Him blessed. Last week Rev. J. Frank Norris killed a man.

In Manhattan three years ago, Dr. Norris attracted attention by predicting from the pulpit of John Roach Straton, amidst wild gesticulations, that "within one hour" the sin-steeped city would be demolished. The man Mr. Chipps, whom Norris destroyed,...

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