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28th Sep '15 6:13:13 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''PrideAndPrejudice'' had Mr. Collins submit all his sermons to Lady Catherine De Bourgh's editing and approval willingly.
* The ''{{Safehold}}'' series has the Church of God Awaiting operate like this. When Charis's bishop gives a sermon that comes very close to heresy by Church standards, it's taken as very serious by the Group of Four.

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* ''PrideAndPrejudice'' ''Literature/PrideAndPrejudice'' had Mr. Collins submit all his sermons to Lady Catherine De Bourgh's editing and approval willingly.
* The ''{{Safehold}}'' ''Literature/{{Safehold}}'' series has the Church of God Awaiting operate like this. When Charis's bishop gives a sermon that comes very close to heresy by Church standards, it's taken as very serious by the Group of Four.



* ''ToTheManorBorn.'' One of the reasons the Rector would be glad if Audrey moved away is because as the former matron of the manor she would stick her nose into ''everything,'' including his sermons.

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* ''ToTheManorBorn.''Series/ToTheManorBorn.'' One of the reasons the Rector would be glad if Audrey moved away is because as the former matron of the manor she would stick her nose into ''everything,'' including his sermons.



* The comic strip ''{{Candorville}}'' applies this to American faith-based initiatives, with a preacher forced to give pro-Republican sermons to get cash. (''Candorville'' is [[{{Anvilicious}} not very subtle]] when it goes for pure political commentary.)

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* The comic strip ''{{Candorville}}'' ''ComicStrip/{{Candorville}}'' applies this to American faith-based initiatives, with a preacher forced to give pro-Republican sermons to get cash. (''Candorville'' is [[{{Anvilicious}} not very subtle]] when it goes for pure political commentary.)



* ''SomethingPositive'' uses a similar plot line: a rich but [[StopHavingFunGuy very dour]] parishioner in Fred and Faye's church offers to buy a new baptismal fountain, but on the condition that the annual Easter festivities are canceled, since she sees them as distracting from the holiday's message of sin and salvation. [[DownerEnding She actually wins in the end]], because even while most of the church disagrees with her, nobody but Faye and Fred are willing to do anything about it.

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* ''SomethingPositive'' ''Webcomic/SomethingPositive'' uses a similar plot line: a rich but [[StopHavingFunGuy very dour]] parishioner in Fred and Faye's church offers to buy a new baptismal fountain, but on the condition that the annual Easter festivities are canceled, since she sees them as distracting from the holiday's message of sin and salvation. [[DownerEnding She actually wins in the end]], because even while most of the church disagrees with her, nobody but Faye and Fred are willing to do anything about it.



* In ''TheSimpsons'', Mr Burns financed the rebuilding of the church, intending to recoup the money from advertising. As part of the settlement, Rev. Lovejoy had to praise the sponsors in his sermons, which drove Lisa to leave the church.

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* In ''TheSimpsons'', ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', Mr Burns financed the rebuilding of the church, intending to recoup the money from advertising. As part of the settlement, Rev. Lovejoy had to praise the sponsors in his sermons, which drove Lisa to leave the church.
17th Aug '15 12:25:33 AM yisfidri
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* In Trollope's ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfBarchester'', the Bishop of Barchester is so dominated by his wife that she has significant input into the sermons he preaches.

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* In Trollope's ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfBarchester'', ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfBarsetshire'', the Bishop of Barchester is so dominated by his wife that she has significant input into the sermons he preaches.
17th Aug '15 12:24:34 AM yisfidri
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* In Trollope's ''Barchester Chronicles'', the Bishop of Barchester is so dominated by his wife that she has significant input into the sermons he preaches.

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* In Trollope's ''Barchester Chronicles'', ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfBarchester'', the Bishop of Barchester is so dominated by his wife that she has significant input into the sermons he preaches.
25th Feb '15 1:34:11 PM AgProv
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* In Trollope's ''Barchester Chronicles'', the Bishop of Barchester is so dominated by his wife that she has significant input into the sermons he preaches.
24th Oct '14 4:44:32 AM Odon
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* ''Monsignor Renard''. The BBC calls for citizens in Occupied France to stay off the streets in silent protest at the German occupation. The Germans announce they will give out free bread in the town square, and warn Renard to stay off politics in his Sunday sermon the day before. He does so, but pointedly finishes with "Man shalt not live by bread alone!"
12th Oct '14 11:08:53 AM Jeduthun
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Compare and contrast SuspiciouslySpecificSermon, which the meddler might be trying to cause -- or avoid.
24th May '14 12:20:20 PM Chabal2
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* The richest man (and biggest asshole) in a small town dies. His equally unlikeable brother goes to the priest and tells him that the eulogy ''will'' refer to the deceased as a saint, otherwise the donations to the church could find themselves very reduced indeed. On the day of the funeral, the priest rips into the dead man, calling him out on his lack of morals... before finishing with "...but compared to his brother, he was an absolute ''saint!''"
6th May '14 6:22:44 AM Elkhound
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* The Catholic Church schedules all of the readings of the Bible, divided into three liturgical years. The sermon for each Mass is supposed to follow the readings, and each reading has an interpretation or meaning decided by the Catholic Church. (The priest still creates the particular sermon, and adds in their own experiences and interpretations; they're simply not allowed, in theory, to speak against the interpretation of the Bible as given by the Catholic Church.)

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* The Catholic Church Church--and all other liturgical churches (Anglicans, Lutherans, etc.) schedules all of the readings of the Bible, divided into three liturgical years. The sermon for each Mass is supposed to follow the readings, and each reading has an interpretation or meaning decided by the Catholic Church. (The priest still creates the particular sermon, and adds in their own experiences and interpretations; they're simply not allowed, in theory, to speak against the interpretation of the Bible as given by the Catholic Church.))
* In the state-established [Lutheran] Church of Sweden, the Archbishop of Stockholm writes the sermon to be given in all the parish churches.
24th Apr '14 2:33:22 PM PotatoEngineer
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* The Catholic Church schedules all of the readings of the Bible, divided into three liturgical years. The sermon for each Mass is supposed to follow the readings, and each reading has an interpretation or meaning decided by the Catholic Church. (The priest still creates the particular sermon, and adds in their own experiences and interpretations; they're simply not allowed, in theory, to speak against the interpretation of the Bible as given by the Catholic Church.)
8th Dec '13 8:38:09 PM nombretomado
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* In an episode of ''{{Carnivale}}'', Brother Justin is given a pre-approved sermon which he starts to read then rips apart in favor of his own words. Not quite a heartwarming moment, as Brother Justin [[AntiChrist isn't exactly the good guy]]. It is, however, a CrowningMomentOfAwesome - the cinematography ''alone'', not to mention the completely silent roar of approval given by his parishioners.

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* In an episode of ''{{Carnivale}}'', ''Series/{{Carnivale}}'', Brother Justin is given a pre-approved sermon which he starts to read then rips apart in favor of his own words. Not quite a heartwarming moment, as Brother Justin [[AntiChrist isn't exactly the good guy]]. It is, however, a CrowningMomentOfAwesome - the cinematography ''alone'', not to mention the completely silent roar of approval given by his parishioners.
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