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VIDEO: Shall the People Rule? Jim Burklo as Wm Jennings Bryan

 

In worship at Mt Hollywood Church in LA, Sunday, Feb 16, I “channeled” William Jennings Bryan, best known as the fundamentalist Christian lawyer who defended six-day creationism in the Scopes Monkey Trial of 1925. Less remembered is the fact that he was a left-leaning political figure who was nominated three times for the presidency by the Democratic Party. Every word is from his speeches between 1896 and 1925, strung together into a oration that speaks uncannily to our times.

 

 
Rev. Jim Burklo, Associate Dean of Religious Life, USC
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Associate Dean of Religious Life, University of Southern California

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