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Ellen Page has taken the inauguration day as any other as she confronted a homophobic preacher during Trump's swearing in ceremony on the streets of Washington DC.
TIME - Top Stories
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Joseph Bondarenko, a Ukranian preacher who served time in prison as a Soviet dissident, prayed in Russian, translated into English, for God to transform the heart of President Putin and his administration and to restore the good relationship between our countries. Prayers often signaled evangelical distrust of the media. Lance Wallnau, a Dallas consultant who has prophesied about Trump, prayed that God would anoint [Trump] to be a wrecking ball let it wreck media strongholds, let it wreck academic strongholds, let it wreck whatever has been destroyed, the continuity of your purpose for America. Fox News columnist Todd Starnes got big cheers when he prayed for revival in Americas newsrooms, and that reporters would reject fake news and embrace the good news. Lord, we know it is going to be a miracle of biblical proportions, but we pray that you would do something with our media, Starnes said.
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The man who says he was "delivered" from homosexuality in the "I'm not gay no more" viral video is suing anti-gay preacher Kim Burrell.
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Nearer the playground bully than the pulpit preacher. And there is the rub. Trump’s inauguration is a chance for him to rise above the fray, to show dignity. He won the Presidency as a street fighter, offending many but shouting what he says are the people’s great truths to gain power. Now he has power. He says he can make the deals America needs to reboot itself and bring back the promise of ever increasing prosperity. But will he become Presidential? Last time round many were still fuelled and perhaps seduced by the audacity of hope. This time much of the media is trying to find the route to be dispassionate, temperate and objective when dealing with the Donald. It is a route obstructed by anger-fuelled tweets, attacks on opponents, and a speed and simplicity of reaction and emotion that has never been Presidential. With Trump they say what you see is what you get.
France 24
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Dink's assassin, Ogun Samast, is still behind bars but the trial into dozens of police accused of covering up the plot rumbles on. The police on trial have been linked to Erdogan's arch enemy, the US-based preacher Fethullah Gulen. Anger was caused by a video that emerged showing Samast bantering with police officers after his arrest and even holding up a Turkish flag. "After 10 years, this court has still not shed light on the murder. We don't have expectations from this process," said Estukyan. Yet the taboos that Dink smashed remain broken. A few years before it would have been inconceivable to even have an Armenian in the Turkish parliament, let alone even utter the word "genocide". Analysts hope that reconciliation is still possible. "The man may be gone, but his mission continues and his spirit lives on, inspiring a new generation to look forward," said Giragosian.
Washington Free Beacon
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Rev. Al Sharpton got an earful from activists when he arrived in Baltimore to preach on Sunday. A group of men peppered the preacher with questions about his activism in the black community in a Facebook Live video posted by Duane G. Davis. They come to exploit tragedies and collect money, Davis said about Sharpton and other high-profile liberal activists. How much money is he going to get to speak here? One activist repeatedly asked Sharpton what he was doing to help young black men, telling Sharpton that his past activism wasn't good enough. You are talking about 19—I am talking about today, the man said. When asked about Freddie Gray, the 25-year-old black man killed by the police in 2015, Sharpton said, What did I do with Freddie Gray? What are you talking about? I didn't deal with that, y'all did.
The Huffington Post
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We don't believe in questioning anything written in the Good Book. And if you go against what the preacher says, bring up too many doubts or concerns, you just might get the left foot of fellowship. Probably served you right. Bless your heart. And I haven't met a Southerner yet who doesn't know and love Rick and Bubba , Birmingham-based (infamous) conservative Christian talk radio hosts. Knowing we came from the same world, I can't imagine what Brandi Burgess must be feeling now that she's come out of the closet in such a public way. In her internet confessional for AL.com , Brandi says: The story my father tells is one of a lost lamb, covered in shame. In his public musings, he speaks of my sin. Without my consent, he uses me as a cautionary tale. For the past three years, my father and I have been debating God's stance on homosexuality. It started with my Instagram post at a Pride parade: a picture of a mother holding a sign saying "I love my gay son.
Politico
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I would say to him, we're going to be the WWE of the primary with the smash-mouth adrenaline pumping, said Sam Nunberg, a former campaign aide who met Trump for the first time at a wrestling match. He loved the sensationalism, the drama, the fantasy. There are a lot of similarities between Vince McMahon and Trump. The relationship began in the 1980s, with Trump as an Atlantic City casino owner and what was then known as the WWF looking to pack tens of thousands of people into a ring for fake drama. The group held WrestleMania 4, part of their biggest series, in Atlantic City, near his hotel called the Trump Plaza, which later went bankrupt. Trump was trying to get his casinos on the map, said Bruce Prichard, a former top WWE executive from 1987 to 2008 who also performed as Brother Love, a smarmy preacher character.
TIME - Top Stories
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Wyatt Tee Walker, an early SCLC board member, told the filmmaker Joanne Grant that the ministers refusal to follow Baker's advice was in practice with the eras norms. This was before the days of womens liberation, he says in the 1981 film Fundi: The Story of Ella Baker . Going to great lengths to avoid the word chauvinists, Mr. Walker instead explains how unless someone was male and a member of the inner circle of the church, that it could be difficult to overcome the preacher ego. Frustrated, Baker was on the brink of resigning in 1960, when a group of college students refused to leave a Woolworth lunch counter in Greensboro, North Carolina. Having always believed that meaningful change happens on the streets (and not just from court rulings), she wrote a letter on SCLC letterhead calling student leaders all over the South to join and begin working together.
Daily Mail - USA
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Georgia preacher Eddie Long, who was as renowned for his controversial life as much as his fiery rhetoric, has died of cancer, aged 68. His life had been dogged by accusations.
Daily Mail - USA
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Georgia preacher Eddie Long, who was as renowned for his controversial life as much as his fiery rhetoric, has died of cancer, aged 68. His life had been dogged by accusations.
The Economic Times
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Death of Hindu preacher due to Kejriwal's friendship with radicals: Sukhbir Singh Badal​The Aam Aadmi Party, the Congress and the Shiromani Akali Dal will be the three major contenders in the fray when Punjab goes to the polls next month.
Politico
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About 80 percent of Michigan’s 300 publicly funded charters are operated by for-profit companies, more than any other state. This means that taxpayer dollars that would otherwise go to traditional public schools are instead used to buy supplies such as textbooks and desks that become private property. It is, essentially, a giant experiment in what happens when you shift resources away from public schools. And while a state constitutional amendment legalizing public funding for religious schools is unlikely to win public support anytime soon, charters have had much the same impact. While a charter school cannot be religiously affiliated, many walk a fine line, appointing, for instance, a preacher as head of the school board or renting school space from a church. “They have a couple ways of getting around it,” says Gary Miron, a professor of education at Western Michigan University who specializes in charter school evaluation and research.
Daily Mail - Home
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Hate preacher Anjem Choudary (pictured) and Lee Rigby killer Michael Adebolajo are thought to be among those due to be put in new units in Milton Keynes, County Durham and Cambridgeshire.
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Dr. Seuss took some flak for that "maybe," but told interviewer Jonathan Cott, "I qualified that in order to avoid sounding too didactic or like a preacher on a platform. And I wanted other persons, like yourself, to say 'surely' in their minds instead of my having to say it." Whatever the case, the point of Yertle and Mack's tale is simple: Protest can topple a tyrant. Sometimes it has to be loud and rude. Next weekend, around the events of the inauguration, thousands and thousands will march and voices will be raised. Let these be just the beginning. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.
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, had been shot to death while standing on a balcony at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis. Again, I turned to Bunch. Neither of us could say anything. We had waited, agonizing through the nights and days without sleep, startled by nearly any sound, unable to eat, simply staring at our meals. Suddenly, in a few seconds of radio time, it was over. My first son, whose birth had brought me such joy that I jumped up in the hall outside the room where he was born and touched the ceilingthe child, the scholar, the preacher, the boy singing and smiling, the son all of it was gone. And Ebenezer was so quiet; all through the church, as the staff learned what had happened, the tears flowed, but almost completely in silence. Courtesy of Beacon Press Excerpted from Daddy King: An Autobiography by Martin Luther King, Sr. (Beacon Press, 2017). Reprinted with permission from Beacon Press. Photos courtesy of the King/Farris family.
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