Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Clinton Pastor Plagiarized, but victim notes: “The last thing the world needs right now is two pastors having a public dispute over a blog,”


From time to time, IPBiz has discussed pastors who plagiarize (e.g., Plagiarizing pastors, revisited ) and sermons which have been copied (e.g.,
The issue of copying sermons, re-visited
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Related to a book by United Methodist minister Rev. Bill Shillady, which book presented compiled emails sent to Hillary Clinton, the Washington Post noted


Indiana pastor Matt Deuel read a prominent piece of Shillady’s book — the email Shillady sent to Clinton the morning after the 2016 election — when CNN published it last week. He recognized it as resembling his own March 2016 blog post and on Saturday he contacted a reporter for CNN, which first published the news Monday.



AND


The publisher, Abingdon Press, said it will cite Deuel in future printings of the book, “Strong for a Moment Like This.”



Stipulating that there was unattributed copying, one notes, as to copyright, this would likely count as a transformative work. The major import of the emails was not the specific content, but rather that they were sent to Hillary Clinton and when (and why) they were sent.

Going back to sermons, IPBiz had a post Popsicle patent wars of yesteryear, which began:


Ministers, in sermons about sharing, frequently point to the story of the two-stick Popsicle. Sometimes the ministers mention that the Popsicle was invented by an eleven year old boy, Frank Epperson, in 1905. And during the depression, the two stick popsicle was introduced so that one could share.



AND there is a sermon about a (mythical?) US submarine sunk in New York City harbor, with a sailor inside tapping out in code: is there hope?

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