Dear Subjects Of The Kingdom:

The religious carousel continues to whirl and so does Homer A. Tomlinson: King of the World, Bishop of the Church of God (Queens Village, N. Y.), and National Chairman of the Theocratic Party.

You may recall that at 3 P.M. on October 7, 1966, King Homer assumed the Throne of David in Jerusalem. He there proclaimed, “We’ve reached the land of corn and wine.” (Corn, si! Vino, no!) Then, returning home, he began to enroll loyal subjects for $2 a month in his 1967 Campaign for Righteousness.

The approaching 1968 election, however, has made King/ Bishop/ Chairman Homer turn his attention to the Theocratic Party, which he founded in Fulton, Missouri, in 1960. Recently his reverend majesty proposed that the U. S. capital be moved to Fulton and the U. N. capital to Ecclesia, his 330-square-mile domain near Jerusalem. But choosing the party presidential candidate was a problem. Although he had been his party’s candidate in ’60 and ’64, Homer realized that as reigning King of the World he could hardly condescend to run for the Presidency. So Bishop William R. Rogers, his olive-branch-carrying emissary to Viet Nam, was tapped as the party’s ’68 nominee.

Bishop Rogers has vowed to hit the campaign trail with “Joshua-Jericho Exploits.” He will walk seven times around every county courthouse in the fifty states expecting to see “walls of unrighteousness” fall. If the bishop covers all 3,130 counties, he will have done 21,910 laps. Such a vigorous candidate will certainly deserve consideration both at the polls and at Dr. Scholl’s.

But the candidacy of Rogers poses unprecedented questions for the American electorate. If elected, will not Rogers as President pay homage to Homer the King? Will not Theocratic Party ...

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