Religion: Indignation

In a hot, hard-shelled, bone-picking mood last week were 6,000 delegates to the Southern Baptist Convention, meeting in Oklahoma City, Okla. In a "pronouncement on religious liberty," the Convention protested against: 1) Roosevelt's sending Joseph P. Kennedy as his personal representative to the coronation of Pope Pius XII; 2) adjourning Congress at the death of Pius XI; 3) "the employment of any of the branches of our national defense in connection with religious services."* Three Southern Senators signed the protest: North Carolina's Bailey, Georgia's George, Kentucky's Logan.

*Permission to use U. S. troops in such ceremonies as the funeral procession of...

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