Religion: Outward, Christian Soldiers

Police oust seven militants from a Lutheran church

On a normally quiet hillside street in Clairton, Pa., a detachment of 44 sheriff's deputies armed with billy clubs arrived last week at Trinity Lutheran Church. After pushing waiting reporters off the church lawn, Allegheny County Sheriff Eugene Coon pointed a chrome bullhorn at the gray stone building and snapped, "Those of you inside the church, do you hear me? You have a court order to vacate. Open the doors and come out!" There was no response. Half a dozen of the deputies then broke down the rear door and arrested four men and three women occupying the church in defiance...

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