Religion: Presbyterians Assembled

The 165th General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. (Northern) met in Minneapolis last week and as its first order of business elected a new moderator: the Rev. Dr. John Alexander Mackay, 64, president since 1936 of Princeton Theological Seminary.

Scottish-born Dr. Mackay promptly issued a press statement warning against "a new form of idolatry" threatening the U.S. This, he said, is the "passionate, unreflective opposition to the Communist demon [which] is coming to be regarded as the one and only true expression of Americanism, and even of Christianity. It is proper...

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