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At age 71 I grew up in that era and Church. The not so Cold War pitted America with its American Way including freedom of religion against atheistic Communism. I see now how the Church in America became for those in the halls of power a necessary ally. With 1960 we thought we had finally arrived. We were fully Americans. We did not realize the halls of power saw this as a necessary but temporary alliance. Nor did we recognize just how the more problematic aspects of being America had seeped into the Church, taken root and already beginning to show themselves

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