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Born May 18, 1953; got saved at Truett Memorial BC in Hayesville, NC 1959. On rigged ballot which I did not rig got Most Intellectual class of 71, Gaffney High School. Furman Grad, Sociology major but it was little tougher than Auburn football players had Had three dates with beautiful women the summer of 1978. Did not marry any of em. Never married anybody cause what was available was undesirable and what was desirable was unaffordable. Unlucky in love as they say and even still it is sometimes heartbreaking. Had a Pakistani Jr. Davis Cupper on the Ropes the summer of 84, City Courts, Rome Georgia I've a baby sitter, watched peoples homes while they were away on Vacation. Freelance writer, local consultant, screenwriter, and the best damn substitute teacher of Floyd County Georgia in mid 80's according to an anonymous kid passed me on main street a few years later when I went back to get a sandwich at Schroeders. Had some good moments in Collinsville as well. Ask Casey Mattox at www.clsnet.org if he will be honest about it. I try my best to make it to Bridges BBQ in Shelby NC at least four times a year.

Friday, October 19, 2007

Wallis,SBC Land Throwdown/Romney, Wilton and Huckabee

Here is a roundup of things loosely connected to Southern Baptist Convention and how it may play in the crucial South Carolina GOP Primary; Lee Atwater's firewall.
Firewall worked for President Bush 43 in 2000--see Bill Rauch's book politikin
Sburg is home of Roger Milliken, a major force in the right wing of the GOP in Nixon's time and before. Ryan Lizza in 1999 article in http://www.tnr.com/ said Milliken personally drove Goldwater into the race in 64. It is doubtful Don Wilton speaks for Milliken in this matter, though it would be interesting to see how Milliken handicaps this race.

So from NY times and Ed.com and Bl.com here we go

http://www.ethicsdaily.com/article_detail.cfm?AID=9590

And here from www.baptistlife.com/forums faith and practice forum

Sburg pastor endorses Romney
That would be Don Wilton, pastor of the large and influential FBC Spartanburg.
"I am proud to stand alongside Governor Romney as he pursues our nation's highest office. His values are my values - protecting the sanctity of human life, defending marriage and strengthening the family. We need someone in Washington who will stand up for traditional families and Governor Romney is that person," said Dr. Wilton. "While we may not agree on theology, Governor Romney and I agree that this election is about our country heading in the right direction. Governor Romney is the best candidate to stand for conservative values in Washington."Wilton is a sharp guy, wonderful preacher and a native of South Africa. Bob Jones III, now Don Wilton.
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Re: Prominent SC SBC pastor endorses Romney
by Cathy on Fri Oct 19, 2007 11:37 am
I am in complete agreement with UP that Huckabee is the republican candidate that most embodies the values that Baptists should be for. I would say that one of the things wrong with the republican party today is their attention to who they thing will win. They should be watching the field and see who can win. Huckabee will be rising in the polls and those who have made endorsements that are contrary to their own values will regret their early endorsements. I of course will be watching the Democratic side of this race. I do however think that depending on the Democratic candidate Huckabee could pull traditionally Democratic party votes as well. I don't think any of the other Republican candidates could do that. I am of course not likely to vote for a Republican in the Presidential election this year. http://www.nytimes.com/2007/10/19/opinion/19brooks.html?n=Top%2fOpinion%2fEditorials%20and%20Op%2dEd%2fOp%2dEd%2fColumnists
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Cathy is a pretty sharp woman. Thornton sometimes does a characterization of Jonathan Edwards for a high school near Winder Georgia and for that I am proud of him; outside AThens.

And this with Samford President Tom Corts and SBC President Frank Page
http://www.faithinpubliclife.org/content/news/2007/10/religious_leaders_on_leftright.html

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