What Did DC Churches Do When the Spanish Flu Struck Again?

"A very different response is found in Rev. Francis J. Grimke.... Grimke acknowledged that there was some 'considerable grumbling' regarding the closing of churches. But he also offers a defense: 'The fact that the churches were places of religious gathering, and the others not, would not affect in the least the health question involved. If avoiding crowds lessens the danger of being infected, it was wise to take the precaution and not needlessly run in danger, and expect God to protect us.'" - 9 Marks

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