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20th Jan '17 5:15:42 AM PaulA
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* The sermon given by the Vicar in ''Literature/TheMurderAtTheVicarage''.

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* The sermon given by In ''Literature/TheMurderAtTheVicarage'', the Vicar in ''Literature/TheMurderAtTheVicarage''.has to give a sermon impromptu on the Sunday following the murder (the curate, who was scheduled to give the sermon, falls ill at the eleventh hour), and finds himself giving an uncharacteristically fire-and-brimstone sermon on sinners being called to repentence. It actually inspires one of his parishioners to confess [[spoiler:though not to the murder]].
4th Jan '17 12:24:55 PM CaptEquinox
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* [[http://www.buzzfeed.com/gregorydjohnsen/60-words-and-a-war-without-end-the-untold-story-of-the-most Rep. Barbara Lee got one of these]] when she was deciding how to vote on the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Authorization_for_Use_of_Military_Force_Against_Terrorists Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Terrorists]] on September 12, 2001. Her instinct was to vote against it as a "[[TheWarOnTerror blank check]]", but she was concerned this might be seen as disunity in a crucial moment. Both houses of Congress were to attend a prayer service at the National Cathedral: the Senate had rushed their vote (for), so they could be there. Lee wasn't planning on going, but changed her mind and caught the last bus. Rev. Nathan Baxter spoke on [[http://biblehub.com/jeremiah/31-15.htm Jeremiah 31:15]], and then prayed for the wisdom "that as we act, we not ''become the evil that we deplore''." Lee voted against the Authorization. She was the only Congressperson to do so.

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* [[http://www.buzzfeed.com/gregorydjohnsen/60-words-and-a-war-without-end-the-untold-story-of-the-most Rep. Barbara Lee got one of these]] when she was deciding how to vote on the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Authorization_for_Use_of_Military_Force_Against_Terrorists Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Terrorists]] on September 12, 2001. Her instinct was to vote against it as a "[[TheWarOnTerror blank check]]", but she was concerned this might be seen as disunity in a crucial moment. Both houses of Congress were to attend a prayer service at the National Cathedral: the Senate had rushed their vote (for), so they could be there. Lee wasn't planning on going, but changed her mind and caught the last bus. After an unnerving rendition of "The Battle Hymn of the Republic", Rev. Nathan Baxter spoke on [[http://biblehub.com/jeremiah/31-15.htm Jeremiah 31:15]], and then prayed for the wisdom "that as we act, we not ''become the evil that we deplore''." [[http://www.radiolab.org/story/60-words/ Lee voted against the Authorization. She was the only Congressperson to do so.so]].
14th Dec '16 7:10:51 PM TheNicestGuy
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* ''Series/TheWire'': In the episode "Margin of Error", on the Sunday before the Democratic primary a pastor preaches from Exodus chapter 18, in which "Moses ... chose able men to rule over the people." The sermon is aimed partly at dark horse candidate Thomas Carcetti, but more directly at the all-black congregation, effectively giving them permission to vote for a white mayor of Baltimore.
-->'''Carcetti''': You're holding me to a high standard. Moses? I mean, Jesus, Reverend-- I'm sorry...
-->'''Pastor''': Moses will do for now. We'll save Jesus for your second term.
21st Aug '16 12:59:47 PM nombretomado
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* In ''Film/TheDistinguishedGentleman'', EddieMurphy's ConMan-turned-SleazyPolitician character gets dragged to a Sunday morning service by his girlfriend. The preacher turns out to be a fellow congressman who had earlier made his (well-deserved) disdain for Murphy's ethics perfectly clear. The sermon (which is about living an honest and honorable life) is very obviously directed at Murphy, to the extent that the preacher maintains eye contact with him throughout.

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* In ''Film/TheDistinguishedGentleman'', EddieMurphy's Creator/EddieMurphy's ConMan-turned-SleazyPolitician character gets dragged to a Sunday morning service by his girlfriend. The preacher turns out to be a fellow congressman who had earlier made his (well-deserved) disdain for Murphy's ethics perfectly clear. The sermon (which is about living an honest and honorable life) is very obviously directed at Murphy, to the extent that the preacher maintains eye contact with him throughout.
16th Apr '16 10:44:09 AM nombretomado
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* Shows up a fair amount in ''SeventhHeaven'', as usually the Issue Of The Week([[TradeSnark tm]]) would tie directly into Eric's sermon.

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* Shows up a fair amount in ''SeventhHeaven'', ''Series/SeventhHeaven'', as usually the Issue Of The Week([[TradeSnark tm]]) would tie directly into Eric's sermon.
28th Jan '16 9:36:38 PM CompletelyNormalGuy
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* In every Christian romance novel where one lead (or both!) is not a church goer, they will be talked into going just where the sermon is what they need to turn to God and realize that they're in love with the other party.
9th Jan '16 7:01:27 AM Jeduthun
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* [[http://www.cnn.com/2016/01/02/us/north-carolina-pastor-man-with-gun/index.html North Carolina pastor Larry Wright]] was preaching a sermon against gun violence when a man with a loaded weapon entered the church intending (in his words) "to do something terrible that night." In a true BadassPacifist moment, the pastor walked over to the gunman, gave him a hug and a few kind words, took away the gun, offered to pray for him, and invited him to stay for the service. The gunman wound up making a HeelFaithTurn.
16th Dec '15 4:43:04 PM Ramidel
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* In ''The Guild'', it's possible for a preacher character to use his position to preach against a particular enemy. Obviously, this is the engineered variety.
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27th Nov '15 9:28:47 PM Teakay
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* On 22 June 1483, Richard, Duke of York listened to a public sermon by the popular preacher and monk Ralph Shaa (brother of the mayor of London) on the Biblical text "bastard sons shall not take root". It explained that since Edward IV's sons were illegitimate[[note]]By medieval church law they were the issue of a bigamous marriage as Edward had not bothered to dissolve his engagement to another woman when he married their mother Elizabeth Woodville.[[/note]] the Duke was the legitimate heir and should become Richard III.

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* On 22 June 1483, Richard, Duke of York Gloucester, listened to a public sermon by the popular preacher and monk Ralph Shaa (brother of the mayor of London) on the Biblical text "bastard sons shall not take root". It explained that since Edward IV's sons were illegitimate[[note]]By medieval church law they were the issue of a bigamous marriage as Edward had not bothered to dissolve his engagement to another woman when he married their mother Elizabeth Woodville.[[/note]] the Duke was the legitimate heir and should become Richard III.
5th Nov '15 1:43:39 PM DarkHunter
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* ''Series/LittleHouseOnThePrairie'' invokes the trope in one episode: Mrs. Oleson, the editor for the town's newspaper, prints an article describing a family of German immigrants as "illiterate" due to the fact that they have not learned to read English (though they can speak English just fine). Angered, Charles Ingalls requests to lead the town's next church service, and at that service asks Mrs. Oleson to read a passage from his Bible... the Bible he gives her is the immigrant family's Bible, which is naturally written in German. Mrs. Oleson gets the point immediately and angrily sits back down, while Charles proceeds to give a sermon about not speaking ill of others behind their backs.
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