Aimee's America

"America! Awake!” Thus did evangelist Aimee Semple McPherson rouse interwar audiences to do battle against communism and atheism. According to Matthew Avery Sutton, McPherson’s cry—disseminated through her newspapers, the Bridal Call and the Crusader; over the airwaves of her church’s radio station, Kall Four Square Gospel (KFSG); and in person from the pulpit of the Angelus Temple in Los Angeles—“brought conservative Protestantism back from the margins to the mainstream of American culture, by arguing that Christians had an obligation to fight for the issues they believed in and boldly proclaiming that patriotism and faith were inseparable.”

 

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