Billy Sunday

One of the most dynamic and influential fundamentalists of the 1920s, Billy Sunday held an 18 day revival in Tennessee to help support passage of Tennessee's anti-evolution law: ?A senate committee had rejected such a bill prior to Sunday?s arrival, but after his various sermons in Memphis drew crowds totaling some two hundred thousand people, the committee reversed itself?leading to enactment of the nation?s first law against teaching evolution . . . .? Edward John Larson, Evolution: The Remarkable History of a Scientific Theory 201 (2004).
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