Religion: Dogma & Politics

They did not mention him by name, but the 13,000 "messengers" (delegates) assembled in Miami last week for the 103rd annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention did their best to torpedo Senator John F. Kennedy's chances to be President of the U.S.

First the Southern Baptists re-elected president Dr. Ramsey Pollard of Memphis, who had a few blazing observations about Roman Catholicism: "We call upon our Roman Catholic friends to give assurance from the very highest heights of their hierarchy that they believe in complete and absolute religious liberty. Roman Catholicism must come with clean hands and admit her own sin...

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