Religion: Blatant Straton

When it became known that the Rev. John Roach Straton, blatant Pastor of Calvary Baptist Church, Manhattan, was to engage in a debate with Alfred E. Smith (see p. 10), many an honest church man was puzzled and annoyed. The proposed controversy was one in which they might not remain neutral. Their sympathies were not with the presidential candidate. Hence they were forced to take the side of the fundamentalist clergyman. But before they did so, even as he had cast reflections upon Governor Smith's record, they found it advisable to reflect upon Dr. Straton's.

Roach Straton has never achieved unusual prominence...

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