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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.
23rd Jun '15 4:53:25 AM Az_Tech341
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* A French priest uses scripture to declare that liberation is coming in Film/TheLongestDay, despite the fact that German soldiers are in his audience.

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* A French priest uses scripture to declare that liberation is coming in Film/TheLongestDay, ''Film/TheLongestDay'', despite the fact that German soldiers are in his audience.
15th Jun '15 2:00:52 PM eroock
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* In the first ''Film/ThiefOfBagdad'', the thief in his early antics overhears an imam preaching about the need to earn happiness. He breaks in to loudly deny it. But later, having realized he is unworthy of the princess he loves, he comes back to the mosque, and the imam repeats the message to send him off on his quest to become worthy.

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* In the first ''Film/ThiefOfBagdad'', ''Film/TheThiefOfBagdad'', the thief in his early antics overhears an imam preaching about the need to earn happiness. He breaks in to loudly deny it. But later, having realized he is unworthy of the princess he loves, he comes back to the mosque, and the imam repeats the message to send him off on his quest to become worthy.
10th Jun '15 4:21:57 PM Zsuzsa
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* The sermon given by the Vicar in ''Literature/TheMurderAtTheVicarage''.
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