Head of church council assails ''60 Minutes''
The president of the National Council of Churches Sunday charged that a CBS ''60 Minutes'' program Jan. 23 attacking the national and world councils of churches was ''grossly unfair,'' writes Monitor contributor Tracy Early.Skip to next paragraph
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Speaking at Riverside Church here, United Methodist Bishop James Armstrong of Indiana said he presided at the conference where a pastor made the proposal shown by ''60 Minutes'' calling for withdrawal from the World Council. Bishop Armstrong said that although CBS cameras were present throughout the meeting, '' 60 Minutes'' did not show those who spoke against the resolution before it was voted down 10 to 1. He denied charges aired in the program that church contributions are used to support violence, and said all aid funds were used for humanitarian purposes only.