Presbyterians: Strong Stands

PRESBYTERIANS STRONG STANDS

"The core of the racial situation in the United States lies in the all-white residential communities that circle our cities," said the Rev. Marshal Scott of Chicago, moderator of the United Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. "It is precisely in those neighborhoods where Presbyterianism flourishes that the center of the evil lives."

Moved by such forthright oratory, the 840 commissioners (delegates) at the 175th Presbyterian General Assembly in Des Moines last week overwhelmingly approved a proposed amendment to the church constitution, declaring that Presbyterians "are obligated to welcome into fellowship" anyone who desires to share...

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