The church listings in the November 25 1950 edition of the Toronto Daily Star contained this somewhat provocative entry:
I don’t think I would have wanted to attend this sermon, but I am curious about the man who “ruined his family by marrying his son to the wrong woman”, and the “need of a housecleaning at the City Hall”.
I’ve posted about Dr. Shields before. It turns out that his full name was Thomas Todhunter Shields, and he was the pastor of the Jarvis Street Baptist Church from 1910 until he passed away in 1955 at the age of 81. Maclean’s magazine wrote a long article about him in 1949. There’s also this Ph.D thesis on him.