Religion: Son

Manhattan newspapers, like summer-silly urchins, threw Pastor John Roach Straton of Calvary Baptist Church and his son Warren Badenock Straton, 19, into the lake of metropolitan publicity last week. Their excuse for the "hazing" was Son Warren Badenock's recent epileptiform "baptism by fire of the Holy Spirit" and Father John Roach's quarrel with five of his deacons a fortnight ago (TIME, July 4). The newspapers were "following up" these "stories." It was incumbent upon the Stratons to swim or sink.

Father John Roach had learned to breast publicity long ago in the lesser...

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