Roy Falls at Norris' gravesite

Roy Falls at Norris' gravesite

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Friday, November 16, 2012

From the Archives of the Texas Methodist History

Meeting in Dallas, Texas in February, 1920, Methodists were participating in a large Interchurch World Movement with an agenda of promoting Women's Suffrage, anti-lynching laws and support of enforcing prohibition laws. 

Among the leaders were none other than J. Frank Norris, serving on the platform committee.  In hindsight, it would seem improbable that J. Frank Norris would have been a participate of this Interchurch World Movement.  It does however, put to rest that J. Frank Norris was an obstructionist as alleged ... when worthy causes are at stake. 

This article, appearing in the Methodist archives, noted that the Interchurch World Movement met its demise when northern Baptists and Presbyterians pulled out of the Movement. 

Just another example of under-reporting in the legacy of J. Frank Norris, who, by the way, was not the inventor of dissent.

Roy Falls
November 16, 2012

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