THE PRESIDENCY by HUGH SIDEY: Trouble in the Amen Corner

President Nixon is having his troubles with the men of God. There is a great irony in it. While Nixon himself has not invoked Scripture or the Lord's name in his pronouncements to great excess, he has, more than any other modern President, given his Administration a patina of piety. Now the political crimes of Watergate seem all the more noxious because of that banner of righteousness.

The Rev. Norman Vincent Peale and the Rev. Billy Graham were for a time well publicized White House habitues. The East Room Sunday worship service was a Nixon creation. The President was an...

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