Rev. B. Fay Mills
Lecturer and Evangelist, Port Edward, New York made this response in the Book 'Swami Vivekananda and His Guru'... in 1897... he later became friends with Vivekananda when he came to California:
Swami Vivekananda made a very pleasant impression upon Americans at first. I am afraid some of it "was dissipated later.
He did not produce a ripple in the stream of Christian thought and progress. Except for a mild curiosity to see how far Hindu dogmas might be strained to suggest Christian Ethics, I do not know that he produced any effect on American Christian thought or practice.
The receiving him as a converter of American Christianity to Hinduism is too ridiculous to demand any contradiction. Most of us did not even know he had been here since the Parliament.
- www.vivekananda.net edited by Frank Parlato Jr.