May 25, 2015

Church militant

Twin City Baptist, a church from South Bend, Ind., demonstrates at a pro-war rally in Washington, D.C., in April 1970:

Tom Norpell, who took the photographs, said the rally was for people "fed up with the antiwar protests dominating the evening news." Many were religious, and they used their religious identities and Christian imagery to led moral credence to the American war in Vietnam.

Many pro-war advocates believed that American would win or lose the global conflict with Communism based on her moral courage and spiritual steadfastness.