Religion: Sect Manual

For Army chaplains

What church claims to have 6 million U.S. clergy but only one article of faith, a belief in "that which is right and every person's right to interpret what is right"? Answer: the Universal Life Church, which was "born out of the vision of its Founder Kirby S. Hensley" in 1962. Universal Life is only one of 37 groups catalogued in a fascinating new manual entitled Religious Requirements and Practices. Its earnest notes on Hensley's "church" neglect to mention that it is the notorious ordination-by-mail mill that for the past decade has conferred a doctor of divinity degree upon...

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