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Catholic Paper Sees Racial Civil War in Making Here

August 20, 1939
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A racial and civil war is in the making in America Christian Social Action monthly magazine edited and owned by Catholic laymen charged today. An article based on confidential investigations of the magazine staff reveals the widespread organized activities throughout the east of anti-Semitic groups.

Supported by documentary evidence the article shows that the general pattern of Nazi anti-Semitism is being followed by such eastern groups as The Christian Front Christian Mobilizers the Greater New York Committee for Christian Action. The Christian Index the Christian Labor Front and the Christian Vigilantes.

Secret meetings of the organizations attended by Social Action agents brought to the surface the organization of “sports clubs” which seem to be the American counterpart of the Nazi storm troopers. In these “sports clubs” it is proposed that Christian Americans be trained in discipline direct action and “the use of the walking stick.”

Lists of Christian merchants in parts of New York City have been issued by these groups the Christian Americans’ having been urged to “finance Christianity by buying Christian.”

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