Religion: Words & Works

In Wake Forest, N.C., at the last commencement of Southern Baptist Wake Forest College before it moves to a brand-new campus at Winston-Salem, N.C., retiring Language Professor Hubert Mc-Neill Poteat told the graduating class that "we have in our Baptist ranks more than our share of bigots. Moreover, they have always had, and now have, their scouts and sleuths and spies on this campus, armed with little notebooks in which they diligently scribble comments on the utterances of their professors, that they may presently pass them on to our self-appointed Baptist Popes, cardinals and bishops."

The Rev. John F. Long, S.J.,...

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