Clergy: The President's Pastor

As senior minister of Washington's National City Christian Church, the Rev. George R. Davis of course favors equal rights for Negroes—but he has grave doubts about most of the methods Negroes use to get them. In the capital, where politics is everyone's chief obsession, Davis' foot-dragging has turned into news because he is the minister who currently lays claim to the unofficial title of "the President's pastor."* Lyndon Johnson, though he sometimes attends services at Episcopal, Lutheran and Methodist churches, goes most often to National City, the "national church" of his denomination,...

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