Religion: Seattle Socialist

Two Sundays ago in Seattle's solid old Pilgrim Congregational Church, Rev. Frederic William Shorter mounted his pulpit, looked squarely at his congregation of 400, said briskly: "Yes, I preach revolution. Next Sunday, if I am still pastor, I will preach on 'The Insanity of Jesus.' It always has been insanity to preach the brotherhood of man."

Last Sunday Preacher Shorter no longer was pastor of Pilgrim Church. The congregation which called him there eight years ago, chiefly at the behest of President Alfred Helmer Lundin of Seattle's Chamber of Commerce, had voted him out. Chief reason was that "Fred" Shorter, 39, Australian-born...

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