Religion: Heavyweight Champ

"The foundation of New Testament Christianity is being destroyed," Evangelist Billy James Hargis bellowed into the mike at the Fourth Annual National Convention of his anti-Communist Christian Crusade last week in Tulsa. "God is being attacked from every quarter. Although life under Communism would mean the abolition of worship, certain socialistic, clergymen in the U.S. are propagandizing for unilateral disarmament and ultimately world government including the Communist nations."

The audience loved it (although several frowning ladies walked out when, during subsequent speeches, Columnist Westbrook Pegler began to tell how he once "got...

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