Religion: The God Network in Washington

Just two days before becoming President of the U.S., amid the tense expectation of a Nixon resignation, Vice President Gerald Ford visited the office of House Republican Leader John Rhodes. What new political turn was being hatched, newsmen wondered, in this pivotal day of Ford's career? When the session was over the incredulous press heard that Ford had simply taken time out for a short prayer meeting with Rhodes, a Methodist, and a longtime Republican colleague from the House, Congressman Albert Quie of Minnesota, a Lutheran.

The prayers were not something special for that...

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