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a whited sepulcher

A person, group, place, or thing presented as being virtuous and morally upright on the outside, but being hypocritically corrupt, immoral, or evil on the inside. A sepulcher is a burial vault containing the corpse of the deceased. Originally taken from a line in Matthew 23:27 in the Bible. We hope with this report to unmask the whited sepulcher that is the current governing body of the sport, which has profited off of bribery, the exploitation of migrant laborers, and the coercion of those who would stand against them. It always amuses me the shock people express when these TV evangelicals are exposed to be white sepulchers.
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a whited sepulchre

a hypocrite; someone who is ostensibly virtuous but inwardly corrupt. literary
This expression comes from Matthew 23:27: ‘Woe unto you…for ye are like unto whited sepulchres, which indeed appear beautiful outward, but are within full of dead men's bones, and of all uncleanness’. A sepulchre is a room or monument, cut in rock or built of stone, in which a dead body is laid or buried.
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Shoemaker argued that she had the authority to decide the disposition of Collins' body because a physician's certification of incapacity was not required to give effect to the provision that allowed Collins' agent to "decide what should be done with [her] body." (19) Shoemaker contended that an alternative interpretation of this provision would be contrary to statutory language that gives an attorney in fact under a durable power of attorney a priority to exercise the right of sepulcher on behalf of the principle.
Palestinian Christians now find that Holy Sepulcher and its surroundings are off limits for Christians due to a complex network of fences and military police and check points.
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Contacts were held since the morning with many local, regional and international entities on the incident involving misconduct by Israeli policemen towards Christian Coptic monks who were holding a protest near the Church of the Holy Sepulcher at the Old City of Jerusalem, said the press release.
Easter Holy Week began at dawn in Jerusalem's Old City, as bells at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher called the faithful to celebrate Palm Sunday.
Israeli police detaining a Coptic religious man outside the Holy Sepulcher Church in Jerusalem.
In addition, the program restated numerous old libels and lies, such as Israel is planning to destroy the al Aqsa Mosque, The Jewish holy Temple was not on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, Israel desecrated the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, and many others.
JERUSALEM, April 7, 2018 (WAFA) -- Thousands of followers of the orthodox church waited patiently inside and outside the Church of Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem's Old City for the "holy fire" to descend on the church.
RAMALLAH, February 28, 2018 (WAFA) -- News about church leaders in Jerusalem making the decision to reopen the door to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher hit the front page of the three Palestinian Arabic dailies on Wednesday.
Christian leaders announced that the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, one of the holiest sites in all of Christianity, will be closed to protest an Israeli Knesset bill that would have allowed the Israeli government to seize church land, as well as a plan to tax church property.
JERUSALEM, February 27, 2018 (WAFA) -- Church leaders decided on Tuesday to reopen the door to the Holy Sepulcher at 4:00 am Wednesday after Israel suspended a decision to tax churches in Jerusalem.
Jerusalem'sChristian leaders Sunday decided toclose the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in the old City of Jerusalem inprotest of Israel's tax policy and a proposed land appropriation law.
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JERUSALEM, September 23, 2017 (WAFA) -- Stones from the roof of a small church adjacent to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalemae1/4aos Old City fell on Friday without causing any harm to visitors, according to a church trustee.
ae1/4oeToday al-Aqsa Mosque; tomorrow the Church of Holy Sepulcher,ae1/4Ci he said in reference to recent Israeli measures at the Muslim holy place.