May 1969

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"Dear Brother:

Did you recently hear a suspicious "bump" in the middle of the night? Like something — big and soft — hitting the floor ? If you did, it was me getting rid of some strange bedfellows that had piled in on me. For several months now I have found myself in partial agreement with the Chicago Tribune, the Christian News, the Lutheran Free Press, Edge, the Northwestern Lutheran, and other such examples of movable type. Last night I woke up screaming and with one fell swoop tossed all these strange new bedfellows to the floor. Theophilus and I would have no more of them — no more slanted journalism, no more half truths, no more pious assurances of neutrality in the midst of great storms."