"Intolerance," Notreform: Back of Movement to Kill Racing and Breeding in Blue Grass State, Daily Racing Form, 1924-02-27


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"INTOLERANCE " NOT REFORM Back of Movement to Kill Racing and Breeding in Blue Grass State. LEXINGTON, Ky., Feb. 26. Attracted by the attack that was made upon him by other ministers at Frankfort last AVedncsday when he appeared as a speaker to protest against the anti-racing bill, which the Senate killed the following day, men and women of many denominations filled the Church of the Good Shepherd Episcopalian Sunday morning to hear Rev. Thomas L. Settle. There was a man present who said he had not attended a church service in thirty years ; another who said he had not been inside of a church for twenty years ; another who said he could not remember how long it had been since he entered a church for other than a funeral or a wedding, and yet another who said that he had not been to church since the day he was singled out by a preacher as a sinner because he was a trainer of race horses. There were present all the church would accommodate. They were rich and poor and from various walks of life, yet all seeking to hear the word of God from the lips of a man who had the courage to stand up and declare his opposition to the repeal, of the pari-mutuel exemption, because he knows 1 it would result in greater evil than now ex- I ists. Rev. Settles subject was "Intolerance," and he handled it masterfully. He defined intolerance to be the result of two things egotism and ignorance. "When you get to heaven, my friends," he said, "if you do get there, you will be sur-I prised to see many who are there and you will be disappointed at not seeing many whom you may suppose arc there, and many of those absentees will be elsewhere because of their intolerance."

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