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Presidential hopeful Marianne Williamson to preach at San Francisco church

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Marianne Williamson speaks onstage during Project Angel Food’s Rise To The Challenge Ground Breaking Ceremony on Aug. 3, 2023 in Hollywood. | Source: Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images

Author, 2024 presidential candidate and self-described “bitch for God” Marianne Williamson is slated to preach at San Francisco’s Glide Memorial Church on Sunday.

The church announced Williamson’s visit in a Friday press release, adding that her presence would continue its tradition of having influential women preach to the congregation.

“Over the last 60 years, the doors of Glide Memorial Church have welcomed in many of the most influential women of our time. Women like Oprah Winfrey, Gloria Steinem, Maya Angelou, Hillary Clinton and so many more,” the release said. “Marianne Williamson will grace that list this Sunday at both Sunday Celebrations and history will continue to be made with her visit.”

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Marianne Williamson speaks during 2019's Democratic Presidential Committee summer meeting in San Francisco. | Source: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

The self-proclaimed “bitch for God” has run for office unsuccessfully twice prior, the first time for California’s 33rd Congressional District’s seat in 2014 before taking a swipe at the Democratic presidential nomination during the 2020 election cycle.

Although Williamson has made her mark as a best-selling author who preaches love and acceptance, a Politico article published in March—after she had announced the launch of her recent presidential campaign effort—detailed the experience of 12 of her staffers during her 2020 campaign who claimed she was “verbally and emotionally abusive.”

The allegations weren’t the first of their kind.

In a People article published in 1992, former employees and associates of Williamson charged that she had offstage displays of anger and an “abusive management style.”