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Source: Fox News

Trump gets slammed for signing Bibles for tornado survivors even though it’s an 'old tradition'


A Southern historian described President Trump signing the Bible during his visit to tornado-torn Alabama as “right next to sacrilege.” “I’d never sign someone else’s Bible,” Wayne Flynt, an Auburn University professor emeritus told AL.com.

Bill Leonard, the founding dean and professor of divinity emeritus at the Wake Forest University School of Divinity in Winston-Salem, N.C., said it's important to remember that signing Bibles is an old tradition, particularly in southern churches.

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Source: The Guradian

Harper Lee letter condemns home town for making her into a 'tourist attraction'

Thursday 14:30 GMT

A letter from Harper Lee to an old friend in which the To Kill a Mockingbird author rages about the “bad taste” and hypocrisy of people in her home town she felt were “trying to turn [her] into a tourist attraction like Graceland or Elvis” has sold at auction for almost £20,000.

She goes on to rail against how locals are raising money to restore the town’s old courthouse, which was used as the model for the courthouse in the film of her novel, and turn it into a tourist attraction.

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