National Affairs: Prayers & Proclamations

At Albany last week Rev. Kenneth Brakeley Welles of Westminster Presbyterian Church opened a session of the New York State Assembly thus:

"Let us pray. Almighty and everlasting God, from whom alone cometh wisdom and power, grant unto us wise laws and fewer of them. . . . Amen."

Legislators loudly applauded.

Meanwhile in Manhattan the American Church Monthly (Episcopal) disclosed that Governor Franklin Delano Roosevelt, good Episcopalian, had cribbed most of his 1930 Thanksgiving Day proclamation from the Protestant Episcopal Book of Common Prayer. The Governor's proclamation which had at the time...

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