Religion: In Washington

Ever since 313 A.D., when Constantine the Great opened the way for Christianity to become a state religion, men have argued about the line between the things of Caesar and the things of God. This week the relations between church & state stirred several different kinds of Christians in several different ways.

Five Protestants, led by Dr. Samuel McCrea Cavert* of the Federal Council of Churches, called at the White House to protest against what they consider the unconstitutional appointment of Episcopalian Myron Taylor as presidential representative to the Vatican. Said Dr. Cavert afterwards: "The President reaffirmed that his appointment of...

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