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Eastern Pennsylvania Conference

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Black Preachers who Whoop "Ministers or MInstrels"

This was also posted on CNN and is being circulated through some UMC list servs. I read the article and did not find it as disturbing as the title suggested but did wonder if it was being used to promote a stereotype

Posted on October 21, 2010 at 5:45pm — 1 Comment

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