Religion: God and Lend-Lease

Once again President Roosevelt invoked the state of religion under the dictators as an argument in the great debate.

A month ago it was Russia, and the President, urging all aid quickly, painted a none-too-realistic picture of religious, toleration there. Last week it was Germany, and the President, telling why the shooting began, announced that Hitler's Government has a still-secret plan for abolishing all existing religions, substituting the swastika for the cross and Mein Kampf for the Bible.

Nazi persecution of religious opposition has long been an outstanding disgrace of Germany (TIME. Dec. 23),...

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