A disgraceful display, as noted in American Vision:
Gracing the forefront place in the first Issue of the 26th Volume of the Southern Presbyterian Review (SPR), 1875, appeared a seemingly out-of-place contribution: a book review of a memoir of the late Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, Roger B. Taney (1777–1864). What this article says about the moral compass of the southern Presbyterian church at the time is not only instructive as history, but stands as a warning to check our own moral compass, as well as our courage to correct it.
It looks like the American Calvinist Christian leadership of old was about as worthless as a guide to righteousness as the august U.S. Supreme Court of the era.
Is it any different today?