Adam Blatner

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“The Bloody Pulpit”

Originally posted on June 12, 2018

I have a friend who used to be a preacher, and on the phone recently he mixed metaphors, calling his calling a “bloody pulpit.”  I had heard of a “bully pulpit” —referring to Theodore Roosevelt’s use of his Presidency as that. But nowadays the presidency of Donald Trump has become so very controversial as to approximate a bloody pulpit—not that his opponents are less crude. It is in-deed a controversial era.


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