Religion: I.D.s for Protestants

The Protestant Council of New York City* last week mailed out more than 80,000 identification cards, have some 20,000 more to send on request. With space for the bearer's minister and church, as well as his own name and address, the cards proclaim I AM A PROTESTANT in yellow fluorescent ink.

Explained the council's director, the Rev. Dr. Dan M. Potter: "Catholics and Jews often carry something identifying their faith so that the right kind of clergyman can be summoned in an emergency. There is no reason why Protestants should not have the same. Then, too, Protestants are frequently called upon to...

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