Sects: Foursquare with Aimee

Aimee Semple McPherson was Christendom's most flamboyant evangelist.

Through all the messy court cases that kept her name on U.S. front pages in the '20s and '30s,* Aimee's 35,000 followers remained fiercely loyal to their thrice-married leader. Even after her death in 1944, the church she founded, with its halfmoon-shaped, neo-Romanesque Angelus Temple in Los Angeles, continued to grow.

Soul-Winning Business. Last week some 3,000 of the faithful, from every state in the union and eight countries, gathered at her "jolly, gaudy" Temple for the 41st annual convention of the International Church of...

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