20th CENTURY REFORMATION HOUR: April 22, 1968. Carl McIntire, born Carl Curtis McIntire Jr.


Collingswood, New Jersey: Carl McIntire, 1968. Four-page printed leaflet summarizing the topics covered by conservative fundamentalist minister Carl McIntire in his popular daily radio program. This issue includes a black and white map covering half the front page showing “Scenes of racial violence since assassination of Dr. King” (reprinted from the [Philadelphia] Inquirer). Civil Rights Leader Martin Luther King, Jr., was assassinated April 4, 1968. Collingswood used the map to reinforce his point of view that strict enforcement and use of police power should be used to maintain order. He condemned comments by U.S. Solicitor General Erwin Griswold, upholding the rights of dissenters. “This endorsement of civil disobedience on ‘moral grounds’ is wrong, and it will encourage more rioting and destruction.”

McIntire raised fears that conditions in the country would allow communists to take power: “We have all been stunned. We believe the mind of our country right now is fluid. The Communists are moving forward as never before. The Communist Worker, April 9, spoke of ‘the totality of Dr. King’s dream,’ and said ‘This newspaper subscribes to this dream. It is our dream too.’”

McIntire was a founder and minister in the Bible Presbyterian Church, founder and long-time president of the International Council of Christian Churches and the American Council of Christian Churches, and a popular religious radio broadcaster, who proudly identified himself as a fundamentalist. In March 1955, McIntire initiated a daily thirty-minute radio program, The Twentieth Century Reformation Hour, which featured his commentary on religious and political affairs.

The leaflet is printed on both sides of a 16 ½” x 10 ½” sheet of paper that is folded in half (four panels). Some light wear, with a bit of toning along the extremities; otherwise very good. OCLC locates no copies. Item #73829

Price: $100.00

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