Both Sides of the Street

“Arthur T. Pierson likened certain preachers to the old woman who, when in court was questioned on which side of the street she lived, and answered, ‘On both sides. On the right side when you are going up and on the left side when you are going down.’ Modernism has enjoyed a large measure of success by the aid of ministers who live ‘on both sides of the street called straight, and Fundamentalism has found in these same ministers a more effective opposing force than the Modernism of the left side of the street has ever been able to muster”

(W.B. Riley, “Divinely-Ordered Divisions,” Conservative Baptist Regional meeting, Chicago, October 1943).