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Bill Buckley, who had reigned as the de facto leader of American conservatism for decades, excommunicated the John Birch Society, the anti-Semites, and other conspiracy-mongers of the right.
In addition to the president, the other protagonist in the book is his former chief strategist, Steve Bannon, who has now been excommunicated by Mr. Trump for his disloyalty, for now.
Few, with the notable exception of Paul Manafort, have been excommunicated as thoroughly.
Radkey, who left the LDS church in the mid-1970s and was later excommunicated after publicly criticizing it, was blocked from the part of the database that shows the baptisms until recently getting a login from a Mormon friend.
Hus’s preaching led in due course to papal bulls being sent to Prague excommunicating him.
Donald Trump was inaugurated president; Harvey Weinstein was excommunicated from Hollywood.
But when Pius IX secured the declaration of papal infallibility, Döllinger refused to concede and was excommunicated, remaining under church condemnation until his death in 1890.
Alcoholics could be suspect, and suicide was another good marker of vampirism since people who kill themselves are instantly excommunicated and therefore more susceptible to other forces.
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