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To Billy Sunday, by Carl Sandburg | Literate Perversions
Billy Sunday was a well-known fundamentalist in the early 1900's, famed not only for his crusading against liquor (and for Prohibition), but for also becoming as rich as Croesus in the process. His sermons were of the classic "fire and brimstone" variety. Carl Sandburg wrote his own fire and brimstone sermon against Sunday and his firey moralizing. Originally titled "To a Contemporary Bunkshooter" with references to Sunday removed to avoid libel, it was only printed in its original form after both men had passed on.