Ecumenism: Worship in the East Room

How does a President worship? Unnoticed by his aides and security guards, Harry S. Truman once slipped away to services at a church near the White House, but he was probably the last Chief Executive who would do so. Dwight Eisenhower went regularly to the National Presbyterian Church; since the murder of John Kennedy, the Secret Service has frowned on that because of the predictable pattern it could create for potential assassins. The freewheeling, ecumenical church-hopping of Lyndon Johnson created a different kind of security problem, as well as a weekly show....

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