50 years ago ... May/June 1957.
Although there are a few members who decline to list their religious affiliation, there are no outspoken theological rebels--no Robert Ingersolls. It is considered good politics to join a church, and to show perpetual tenderness toward other faiths as well. The back pages of the Congressional Record are replete with sermons and religious panegyrics, all paid for by the taxpayers. Catholic congressmen vie with each other in introducing praise of Israel; Jewish congressmen delight in introducing eulogies of Catholic bishops. The Protestant congressmen are less anxious because they are on top.
--Paul Blanshard, "The Sectarian Battlefront"
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