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Source: Truth Seeker
Source type: magazine
Document type: editorial
Document title: none
Author(s): anonymous
Date of publication: 5 October 1901
Volume number: 28
Issue number: 40
Pagination: 629

 
Citation
[untitled]. Truth Seeker 5 Oct. 1901 v28n40: p. 629.
 
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Keywords
assassinations (comparison); McKinley assassination (religious response: criticism).
 
Named persons
James A. Garfield; Abraham Lincoln; William McKinley.
 
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     In 1865 Abraham Lincoln was assassinated by a devout Catholic and Democrat. In 1881 James A. Garfield was assassinated by a devout Protestant and stalwart Repnblican [sic]. About ten years later the mayor of Chicago was assassinated by a man orthodox in religion and politics, and last year the governor of Kentucky was assassinated by men of the same brand. These incidents furnished no texts from which the pulpit and press could preach sermons demanding the “stamping out” of Atheism and Anarchy. The murderer of W[i]lliam McKin[l]ey professes to be an Auarchist [sic], and no evidence is adduced that he is a believer in Christiauity [sic]. This is a great opportunity for the priests, who declare that not only must Anarchy be fought to the death, but our godless public schools must be turned into moral engines by combining religious with secular instruction. They are oblivious of the fact that the President’s assassin was educated in a parochial school.

 

 


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