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Topic Features About Patriotism

The Rev. Dr. Nora Tubbs Tisdale

What Makes a True Patriot?

Matthew 22:15-22

Proper 24 - Year A

October 19, 2008

The Rev. Dr. Nora Tubbs Tisdale (PCUSA)

This past summer, there was a debate afoot in our land regarding what it is that makes a true patriot. On one side were Republicans, accusing Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama of not being a true patriot because, that far at least in his campaign, he had refused to wear an American flag lapel pin.

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The Rev. Dr. George B. Wirth

In God We Trust

Psalms 23, Romans 8:28, 31, 37-39

Seventh Sunday After Pentecost

July 03, 2005

The Rev. Dr. George B. Wirth (PCUSA)

In preparation for this sermon, I went to the SunTrust Bank in Atlanta and asked the teller, a young woman named Wendy, if I could please have $188 in paper money, including a $1, a $2, a $5, a $10, a $20, a $50, and a $100. She looked surprised, so I told her that I was a preacher, I was preparing for a sermon, and I wanted to know whether or not all of those bills had the words "In God We Trust" printed on them. Wendy smiled at me, and she said, "Reverend, why don't you just let me photocopy those bills so that you don't risk overdrawing your account?" Being half-Scottish on my mother's side of the family, that sounded like a good idea to me, and so Wendy made the copies and I have saved them.

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