The Press: Stranger in Church

Religion Editor Adon Taft of the Miami Herald (circ. 225,169) is an earnest Baptist who goes to church twice every Sunday—once to worship, and once to report on a new congregation in his column, "A Stranger in Church." Last week, obeying his instincts as both believer and newsman, Taft was working to expose the tent-show evangelism of a faith healer.

The first night Taft attended the tent show of the Rev. Jack Coe of Dallas, who has been drawing 6,000 Miamians nightly, he saw no healing efforts, wrote a tolerantly favorable story. But the next...

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