“Pre-evangelistic purpose”? Some of those present may have had no other opportunity to hear the gospel. Why not present it at this most unusual opportunity, as Colson promised he would? In fact, accepting that prize encouraged Templeton in his error. Graham, Colson, and Bright should rather have rejected his prize and presented the gospel to this deluded man in an attempt to rescue him from a Christless eternity. And what of the multitudes led astray by the acceptance of this prize and the commendation of it and of Templeton?