Congress Moves in on the Churches

Davies, A. Powell
August 1953
New Republic;8/3/53, Vol. 129 Issue 1, p7
The article discusses the appearance of bishop Bromley Oxnam before the Un-American Activities Committee. His high standing as a church man, combined with his formidable gift, of self-expression, gave him advantages which are not possessed by the committee's more usual victims, and it was courageous and patriotic to employ these advantages in exposing the committee's shabby methods and low ethical standards for what they are. Oxnam felt obliged to explain his actions to a Congressional committee, a member of which had made flagrantly false charges against him in the House of Representatives.


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