A Busy Morning in the Bishop's Office
Robert F. Turner
"We must be resolute and firm," the Bishop said. "It is most un-American for tax supported hospitals to supply birth-control services. "
"But information in planned parenthood is in the public interest," replied his visitor. "What is un-American about this?"
"It is un-American," the Bishop answered, "because it uses tax funds, provided by people of all faiths, to promote something contrary to the faith of many of those tax-payers." And he smiled with self-satisfaction.
The first visitor left, and the Bishop turned to his next caller.
"We must be resolute and firm," he said. "With patience and persistence, -- and an active lobby--we shall obtain public funds for our parochial schools."
"But there is stiff opposition," the caller said. "Some say it is un-American to use tax funds taken from all the people, to promote something contrary to the faith of many of the tax-payers.'
"Nonsense," cried the Bishop. "The truth, as taught by our church, is in the public interest; and therefore an all-American need."
AND SO THE LOGIC FLOWS . . .
Truth Magazine VII: 11, pp. 18b