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Wisconsin I.o.b.b. Convention Protests Passion Play Production in Mid-west

July 3, 1929
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The convention of District No. 6, Independent Order B’nai B’rith, comprising eight central states, and with a membership of close to 25,000, opened its sessions here yesterday with the participation of 52 delegates.

One of the first acts of the session was to adopt a resolution of protest against the production at Soldiers’ Field, Chicago, of the Passion Play brought there from New York by Morris Gest.

The resolution read: “District Grand Lodge No. 6, I. O. B. B., in its sixty-first annual convention assembled, considers the production of passion plays as vicious propaganda, harmful to the peace of the people and disturbing the prevailing harmony among the various classes of the people, so essential to the progress and prosperity of the “Therefore, be it resolved, that this country.

convention disapproves of the use of public property, the Soldiers Field of Chicago, built at the expense of all the taxpayers of Chicago, for the display of passion plays.

“Be it further resolved, that the president of the District appoint a committee of five to present a copy of these resolutions of protest to the board of South Park Commissioners of Chicago, and to make every effort to prevent the issuance of a permit for the use of Soldiers’ Field for the production of a passion play.”

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