Religion: Slip in Slipper

Most of the good people of Orange, Tex. were in their beds when into the Silver Slipper roadhouse strode a 6 ft. 2 in., 220 lb. man brandishing two pistols and displaying a Texas Ranger's badge. The Orange revelers recognized him as Rev. Edgar Eskridge, 40, hard-hitting Baptist crusader, stern critic of local law enforcement.

For this raid and for impersonating an officer, Baptist Eskridge was arrested last week. To his intense wrath, his arrester was Orange's Police Chief Ed O'Reilly, a friend whom he had baptized into his church. Though the charges were dropped, Baptist Eskridge brooded. Other friends said he...

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