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Rev. Michael B. Curry

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Religious Figure

The Resume

    (March 13, 1953- )
    Born in Chicago, Illinois
    First African-American Presiding Bishop of the Episcopalian Church
    Ordained as priest in late 1978
    Diocesian Bishop of North Carolina (2000-2015)
    Elected as Presiding Bishop of the Church (2015)
    Gave a sermon about the 'Power of Love' at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's Royal Wedding (May 19, 2018)
    Wrote 'Crazy Christians: A Call to Follow Jesus' and 'Songs My Grandma Sang'

Why he might be annoying:

    Critics complained that his sermon at the Royal Wedding was too long (clocking in at 14 minutes).
    Some attendees of the Royal Wedding appeared to be unnerved and uncomfortable during his sermon.
    TV viewers noticed he had a tablet computer (more specifically an Apple iPad) with a transcript of his sermon sitting on the altar during his speech (even though he rarely ever gave it a glance).

Why he might not be annoying:

    As an Episcopalian, he is a supporter of human and civil rights, as well as same-sex marriage and other social causes.
    He called for racial and economic unity when he took the position of presiding Bishop in 2015.
    He graduated from Hobart College with high honors, and earned a Master of Divinity degree from the Yale Divinity School.
    He quoted Martin Luther King Jr. many times in his sermon at the Royal Wedding.
    He vocally apologized for having made such a long sermon during the Royal Wedding.
    His sermon was one of the more outstanding and memorable moments of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding.

Credit: Tim the Slipperman

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Year In Review:

    For 2023, as of last week, Out of 83 Votes: 26.51% Annoying
    In 2022, Out of 105 Votes: 52.38% Annoying
    In 2021, Out of 15 Votes: 86.67% Annoying
    In 2020, Out of 98 Votes: 43.88% Annoying
    In 2019, Out of 203 Votes: 44.83% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 349 Votes: 48.42% Annoying