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Keady speaks about sweatshops with the passion of a fire-and-brimstone preacher, and he especially challenges Catholics to get out of their comfort zone: "People who claim to be Catholic and don't work on social justice issues are oppressed spiritually.
Last week, Rev Taylor, 40, who preaches at Greyfriars Episcopal Church, Kirkcudbright, took part in the town's annual Scottish Evening, playing the part of a fire-and-brimstone minister preaching hell and damnation before shocking the crowd with his fire show.
It claims his dad, Marvin Sr, a fire-and-brimstone preacher, was also a cross-dresser.
Pastor Tim Ferguson's fire-and-brimstone lessons to his flock have caused him a devilish time with folks in Littleton, Colorado, location of last May's Columbine High School shootings.
That's particularly evident on the rubber-chicken circuit where O'Leary frequently roams audiences with a wireless microphone, setting a tone that is a cross between televangelist fire-and-brimstone and Oprah-style confessional.
In God's Trombones, he conveys the raw power of fire-and-brimstone oratory while avoiding the hackneyed devices of dialectal transcription that had marred previous literature in the black idiom.
THE instant Hurricane Katrina's floodwaters raged down Canal Street, New Orleans' main drag, the tongues of the assorted doomsayers, fringe bloggers, fire-and-brimstone fundamentalists, unreconstructed Nazis and Klan members, leftists, black activists, loonies and even some in the mainstream media wagged furiously.
Tom Hanks runs the show as the eccentric but charming Professor GH Dorr, but he's almost matched for screen presence by the fire-and-brimstone breathing landlady (Irma P Hall).
For the past decade Hell Houses across the country have been bringing the fire-and-brimstone gospel to teens and tweens who might never set foot in church.
2 DEERHOOF, REVEILLE; WILCO, YANKEE HOTEL FOXTROT; ANDREW WK, I GET WET Reveille is a hook-laden, schizophrenic, post--punk rock album rife with churchy titles and fire-and-brimstone themes of nature wresting back the earth from "death and mankind.
When writers from an older generation speak of the fire-and-brimstone Catholic preachers and missionaries who imposed a clear-cut doctrine and brooked no opposition, I can only smile.
The fire-and-brimstone preacher left his wife a note at the manse and ran off to begin a new life in Barassie, near Troon, Ayrshire.
The couple's 11-year-old daughter, Sarah, had nightmares for a week after a fire-and-brimstone preacher lectured at the school about hell.
Combining the mobile-audience concept of Disneyland's Haunted Mansion with the fire-and-brimstone manipulation of the sleaziest tent-show preacher, the Hell House conversion mill created by Cedar Hill's Trinity Church of the Assemblies of God opens for business each October, running nightly Halloween week.
Given that the only overtly Christian movies we've seen lately have concentrated on fire-and-brimstone fear-mongering, it's sort of refreshing to watch the cornball high-school romance ``A Walk to Remember.