Valor for the Church

Valor for the Church

by: Sigma | publication date: April 7, 1859 | Publication: The Independent | pages: 2

It is well known that the late lamented Dudley A. Tyng, for preaching against the sin of slavery in his pulpit of the church of the Epiphany, was confronted on the spot from one of the pews by one of the vestrymen and commanded to stop. He stopped just long enough to give every one in the audience an opportunity to reflect upon this strange demand, and then went on and completed his discourse. As he did so, however, a few malcontents, the objector among the number, left the church in high dudgeon. Pierce Butler, we believe, was among the number.

An article reporting that Pierce Butler was among those who called for a local pastor's dismissal for preaching against slavery. Butler is reported to have gotten up and left the church during the sermon.

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