The Protestant Church Under Fire

Bechtel, William R.
July 1953
New Republic;7/27/53, Vol. 128 Issue 30, p11
The article focuses on allegations against the clergy of communist activities in the U.S. Senator Donald Jackson accused Bishop G. Bromley Oxnam of serving God on Sunday and the Communist front for the balance of the week. James Fifield, pastor of the First Congregational Church of Los Angeles, sponsored a study that charged among other things, that the Council for Social Action, included an astonishingly large number of persons affiliated with subversive movements, who challenged the capitalist system and private property, and were blind to the menace of Communism. Council for Social Action is a group invulnerable to any honest charge of subversion, and numbering among its leaders such distinguished clerics as Ray Gibbons, Herman Reissig and Liston Pope, dean of the Yale Divinity School.


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