Religion: The Happy Cemetery

America's gayest graveyard began a new broadcast last fortnight (Bible readings) with a new announcer, Scottish-burred Bill Hay, announcer for 16 years of the Amos 'n' Andy program. When Announcer Hay finished his first reading, the story of the Creation, listeners heard a genteel plug for his sponsor, Los Angeles' Forest Lawn Memorial-Park: its wrought-iron gates are bigger than those of Buckingham Palace.

Bill Hay knows his Bible. He won a Bible prize at the age of ten, has read his well-thumbed copy of the Scriptures over the radio some 2,500 times since the...

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