Presidential parallels, paradoxes

Rough campaign conjures church wars of 1930s

Posted: October 26, 2016 at 1 a.m.

As a youngster growing up in Jonesboro, I heard a lot about the city’s church war of the 1930s. Some of it seemed hard to believe, but the then-small town in Northeast Arkansas had indeed been the scene of a fierce struggle for control of local pulpits and congregations.

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