Thursday, October 6, 2016

Rev. Irwin Convicted of Actions Unbecoming a Minister and Suspended for Bathing Suit Wedding, 1922

From the Rockingham Post-Dispatch, October 12, 1922

The conviction of Rev. T.J. Irwin of Lawton, Oklahoma, on charges unbecoming a minister, and his indefinite suspension from the ministry was upheld last week after a review of the findings of the El Reno Presbytery. He gave notice of appeal to the General Assembly of the Presbyterian church, which meets next May in Indianapolis. One of the charges against him was that he put on a bathing suit and married a couple similarly clad in a bathing pool at a summer resort in Oklahoma last summer.

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