November 19, 2013

What Dallas pastors preached the Sunday after JFK was killed

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President and Mrs. Kennedy arrive at Love Field in Dallas, Texas on November 22, 1963. Photo by Cecil Stoughton, courtesy of John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Boston

President and Mrs. Kennedy arrive at Love Field in Dallas, Texas on November 22, 1963. Photo by Cecil Stoughton, courtesy of John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Boston

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(RNS) Dallas clergy took to the pulpits on Nov. 24, 1963 to try to make sense of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy just two days before. As they drew their sermons to a close, some would learn that the president's assassin had just been gunned down.