Remembering the Ministry of
The Reverend Dr. Carl McIntire
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· Church Information
Explore documents and pictures from the formation and history of the Bible Presbyterian Church in Collingswood.

· Commemorative Items
We have collected a number of items looking back at Dr. McIntire´s ministry in pictures and words.

· Sermon Transcripts
Select from a large variety of Dr. Mcintire´s transcribed sermons to read online (or download and print).

· Speeches
Dr. McIntire was a prolific speaker who made his voice heard on a variety of issues pertinent to the Church in society. A selection of his speeches are included here in transcript form.

· Booklets and Pamphlets
Peruse the many booklets and pamphlets we have collected from the pen of Dr. McIntire.

· Newspaper Articles
The media corps in America has always had something to say about Dr. McIntire. Read a sampling of articles.

· Obituaries
Read obituaries for Dr. McIntire and his wife Fairy.

· Other Items
Here is a collection of other pieces which did not fit in any of the other categories above.


Radio Free America

In 1965 Dr. McIntire purchased radio station WXUR in Media, Pennsylvania and became engaged in a long-running battle with the Federal Communications Commission over what has been called the "Fairness Doctrine." When the FCC refused to renew the WXUR license in 1973 the station was forced off the air. In response, Dr. McIntire´s obtained the use of a World War II minesweeper and converted it to an AM broadcast station in international waters; three miles off the Cape May, New Jersey coast.

The floating station broadcast for a total of ten hours until technical difficulties took it off the air in its first day of operation. But the notion of a "pirate" radio station off the United States coast caught the attention of the nation.

The following entries tell the story of Dr. Mcintire´s Radio Free America aboard the good ship Columbus in 1973.

Historic Audio
Historic Audio Listen to a series of 33 half-hour radio programs Dr. McIntire made in preparation for his intended broadcast from the good ship Columbus off the shores of Cape May, New Jersey. These broadcasts date from August 30 to October 12, 1973.

Radio Free America: A Red, Right and Blue Political Pirate
Radio Free America: A Red, Right and Blue Political Pirate This article by by Don Jensen comes from the October 1988 issue of The Monitoring Magazine and tells the story of Carl McIntire with regard to Radio Free America.

Rev. Carl McIntire: The Pirate of God
Rev. Carl McIntire: The Pirate of God This article by Larry Townsend traces the complete history of Dr. McIntire's controversy with the FCC over radio station WXUR, his loss of license to broadcast and his attempt to resume his broadcast from international waters off the shore of Cape May, New Jersey in 1973.

The Manifesto of Freedom
The Manifesto of Freedom The Manifesto of Freedom declared the purpose of Radio Free America on the occasion of the station's dedication. See the photographically reproduced Manifesto and read the complete transcribed text.

The Good Ship Columbus
The Good Ship <i>Columbus</i> View a picture and public relations release about the good ship Columbus, Dr. McIntire's floating radio station.


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