Gideon’s trumpet in New York

This story manages to capture quite a lot about a New York attitude toward religion in general and Christianity in particular: Gideons pass out Bibles in New York. At the end Norman Siegel gives the authoritative word—it’s right, and it’s part of the wonder of being a New Yorker, to feel a bit queasy about this sort of thing. Still, these people are nice enough and should be tolerated in their place among all the other permanently and rightly powerless fringe groups that drop down on New York from the great beyond.
Posted by Jim Kalb at September 30, 2002 09:20 AM | Send

One of the great things about America is the presence of a Gideon Bible in every hotel room. I’ve sent the Gideons money in gratitude for their work.

Posted by: Lawrence Auster on October 2, 2002 12:31 PM


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