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You ought to be out raising hell. This is the fighting age. Put on your fighting clothes.
-Mother Jones

Sunday August 16, 1914
From The Masses: "The Church in Colorado"

From this month's edition of The Masses, a drawing by Morris Hall Pancoast:


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The Masses comments on the state of "Christian Brotherhood"
   in Church of John D. Rockefeller Jr.:

The Church and Colorado

In order that there may be no misunderstanding as to the position of the Church in the Colorado situation, we quote from the Watchman-Examiner, an authoritative Baptist publication:

If all the facts have been revealed we unhesitatingly support Mr. John D. Rockefeller, Jr., and his associates in the Colorado Fuel and Iron Company in their determination to stand by their non-union employees to the end. The effort to compel all workmen to join a union and to force those who do not wish to do so out of their jobs is un-American and tyrannical. [Italics ours.]
In the same issue appears also the following editorial;
A disgraceful scene took place in Calvary Church, Borough of Manhattan, New York last Sunday morning when Bouck White and a dozen of his followers interrupted the worship and insisted on the privilege of discussing the immorality of the possession of wealth, and on the further privilege of denouncing publicly Mr. John D. Rockefeller, Jr. The church ushers and detectives had to use force to eject the mistaken zealots who were interrupting the service, and eleven of these lawbreakers were thrown into prison. It is a pity that they cannot remain there until they learn some sense of decency. Entirely apart from the questions at issue in the Colorado coal mines, what moral right have men to try to break up the service of worship in the house of God? We deeply sympathize with Mr. Rockefeller in the persecution to which he is being subjected, and we deeply sympathize with Pastor Woelfkin and the people of the Calvary-Fifth Avenue congregation that their worship is being interrupted by these noisy citizens, who think to help laboring men by their lawlessness. [Italics ours.]
It only remains to be added that the same issue contains an article by Rockefeller's Pastor Woelfkin, "A Tribute to C. Sylvester Horne," in which this remarkable passage occurs:
Dr. Horne always held before his soul the aim of his ministry in one epigrammatic sentence: "The unaccomplished mission of Christianity is to reconstruct society on the basis of brotherhood." [Italics ours.]
In the light of the remarks quoted above, the conception of "brotherhood" cherished by Rockefeller's Church becomes blindingly clear.

In this spirit of Christian Brotherhood Bouck White and his companions have been hounded to prison for entering a church to ask a question. It is in the same spirit of Christian brotherhood that the machine guns of Rockefeller's militia riddled the tent-colony at Ludlow.

"Onward, Christian soldiers,
Marching as to war!
With the cross of Jesus
Going on before!"

[all notes of "[Italics ours]" are found in original article.]



The Masses
(New York, New York)
 -of August 1914

See also:

"Hellraisers Journal: They're all Christians in China
  and savages in their own country."

Hellraisers+Bouck White

Books by Bouck White

"Jesus, the Supreme Leader" by Eugene Debs

"Design for the Pulpit" by Morris Hall Pancoast
(see link above for The Masses)

Hellraisers Journal is on vacation!
Hellraisers will be on a vacation of sorts until September 22nd and will appear in abbreviated form until that date (please note, JayRaye will be here at DK until the end of August). A complete vacation is not possible since the ruling class never took a vacation from their suppression and oppression of the working class.

There are no limits to which powers of privilege
 will not go to keep the workers in slavery.
-Mother Jones
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