Reading the Papers

Connie W. Adams
Louisville, Kentucky

The notorious fake healer, Leroy Jenkins, is at it again. The September 16, 1972 Columbus (0hio) Dispatch reported that Jenkins and a companion had been arrested on drunk charges in downtown Columbus early that morning. He has moved his "healing" operations to Ohio and has made quite a splash in certain areas there. Jenkins has a police record dating to 1953 for assault and battery in Atlanta, Georgia. The Center of his operations for a long time was Tampa, Florida. During that time he was arrested in Fort Pierce and nearly incited a race riot. The Orlando Better Business Bureau was warned by the BBB in Fort Pierce of the negligence of his campaign in paying local bills. In 1963 he was declared an "undesirable alien" in Nassau and fled the country in a chartered plane before papers could be served on him. He and his sidemen in Tampa were under police surveillance in 1962-63. In 1964 the Orlando police department had a thick file on this man. I was permitted to read it but can quote none of it since it is privileged information. Yet, gullible people will continue to pour hard-earned money into the hands of such a con- man.

Liberated Generation

The "liberated generation" with its advocacy of the new morality is producing an epidemic of venereal disease according to a syndicated column by Alice Widener carried in the Columbus Dispatch, September 15, 1972. She reports that VD has increased seven-fold in Connecticut since 1950, that infectious syphilis is raging in New York state and that San Francisco has the worst epidemic of any big city in the nation. She also reports that hospital gynecology wards are seeing more and more 14 and 15 year old girls with the kind of torn, injured or infected sexual organs formerly found only in prostitutes. Site made this pertillent comment:

"What is going to be the physically quality of the next generation? How many syphilitic babies are going to be born? What is going to be the physical condition 10 or 25 years from now of the 15 year-old unmarried girls who already has had three abortions on demand?

"When she is married or still unmarried at 25 and wishes to perform the function for which she was born - the hearing of a healthy, strong child with 10 fingers and 10 toes, eyes that see and ears that hear - what kind of reproductive system will she have inside her body?

"Will it be well, or will it be a system surgically pieced together, repaired, stitched up and half worn out, endangering herself and the child within her?

"The advocates of new morality and total sexual freedom and abortion on demand, never show us its documentary films of the deformed babies born of syphilitic mothers and fathers.

The best cure for all this? "Flee fornication" (1 Cor. 6: 18).

Pray To Saint Jude

The other day I received an advertisement in the mail urging me to send my prayer requests to the Baltimore shrine of St Jude. An enclosed brochure told the advantages of praying to this patron saint of hard cases and having him to intercede in time of need. Testimonials were included from people who claim to have been wondrously helped by St. Jude. Very little is said or even intimated about the mediatorial work of Jesus Christ. John wrote "And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous" (1 Jno. 2: 1). Paul said, "For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus" (1 Tim. 2:5). I have been urged to join the "League of St. Jude," for a fee, of course. One year memberships are $2, or $10 for a perpetual membership. You can get a perpetual family membership for just $25. But I think Ill pass it up. After all, as a Christian, I am a priest and able to offer up sacrifices "acceptable to God by Jesus Christ" (1 Peter 2:5). This right is mine, not because of a one year or perpetual membership purchased with money, but because of the shedding of the blood of Christ once for all, which blood has purified my soul when I was baptized into his death and which provides these rich blessings offered to every faithful child of God. I wish all Catholics could come to understand this and see through the sham and farce of the whole system of intercessory prayers to "saints."

Couldnt Explain It

In a debate in June with a Pentecostal preacher, he had trouble using up all his time. He spent his first speech giving his "experience" and closed ten minutes early by saying "it is better felt than tell." It must have been, for you never heard such a mess of trying to tell something without contradicting what the Bible teaches!

January 4, 1973