People: Made in Heaven

Father Divine set his heavenly hosts a-caroling with a glorious revelation: in order to "propagate virtue" and "give our whole civilization a new birth of freedom" he had taken unto himself a new wife. She was Edna Rose Ritchings, a 21-year-old blonde from Vancouver, but, Father Divine was careful to make clear, she was not "Mrs. God."

In Edna, declared the ancient (seventyish), roly-poly Messiah, was reincarnated the spirit of his first wife, Mother Divine, who died a few years ago. "Trace your thoughts back to what Mother said," Father urged his sheep. "She wants everybody to love me. . . ."...

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