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1955   This remarkable Scripps-Howard article, appearing in an El Paso newspaper, outlines fairly the controversy surrounding "Miltant Liberty" as developed by FEBC co-founder John Broger, who filled dual roles as FEBC president and Pentagon consultant until 1960 when Robert Bowman assumed the presidency. In the beginning days of FEBC there was some controversy internally as to the purposes of FEBC and whether they should, in addition to the gospel message, include the promotion of democracy and freedom. Some held that a godly message was by itself a clear antidote to atheistic tyranny. In the end, the decision was to make the preaching of Christ the sole purpose. (Information on the "Militant Liberty" controversy can be found using Google or other search engines.) Newspaper: El Paso Herald-Post, December 22, 1955.