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Thursday, December 06, 2007

Romney, HBee, Land and BFM 2000 in SC

If you click on the title of Balmer's blog today at Newsweek, you should enervate the comment line whereupon you can read what I posted not only on Balmer's blog comments, but also at Melissa Rogers blog today....fox


Randall Balmer
Columbia University professor, author Randall Balmer, an Episcopal priest, is the Ann Whitney Olin professor of American religious history at Barnard College, Columbia University, and a visiting professor at Yale Divinity School. The “On Faith” panelist has written ten books, including Thy Kingdom Come: How the Religious Right Distorts the Faith and Threatens America and Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory: A Journey into the Evangelical Subculture in America, which was made into a three-part documentary for PBS. Balmer was nominated for an Emmy for his script-writing on that series. His second documentary, Crusade: The Life of Billy Graham and a two-part examination of the creation-evolution debate, In the Beginning: The Creationist Controversy, also aired on PBS. Balmer has lectured at the Chautauqua Institution, the Commonwealth Club of California and the Smithsonian Associates and been a visiting professor at Rutgers, Yale, and Princeton. He has published widely in academic journals and his syndicated commentaries on religion in America have appeared in newspapers across the country. He is editor-at-large for Christianity Today. A spiritual memoir, Growing Pains: Learning to Love My Father's Faith (2001) was named spiritual "book of the year" by Christianity Today. He is currently at work on a history of religion in North America. Close.
Randall Balmer
Columbia University professor, author Randall Balmer, an Episcopal priest, is the Ann Whitney Olin professor of American religious history at Barnard College, Columbia University, and a visiting professor at Yale Divinity School. The “On Faith” panelist has written ten books, including Thy Kingdom Come: How the Religious Right Distorts the Faith and Threatens America and Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory: A Journey into the Evangelical Subculture in America, which was made into a three-part documentary for PBS. Balmer was nominated for an Emmy for his script-writing on that series. more »
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Well shoot; I know you are dying to know what I said so I will make it easy for you with this cut and paste job from the Newsweek religion blog comment line:

Stephen Fox:
Randall:Here is a comment I just left on Wake Forest and BJC's Melissa Rogers blog on the Romney Speech.AS it gets thicker, especially in South Carolina, gonna be interesting to see how Richard Land's BFM2000 plays out with what the SBC folks consider the weirder aspects of Mormonism.I'm sure you saw the Mormon Beck and SBC's Land exchange this morning on ABC GMA.Then to bring your and Charles Marsh's thoughts on Francis Schaeffer into the mix could make it even more interesting.What will play stronger in South Carolina; hospitality to the immigrant, at a minimum the Dream Act; or the tried and true fetus?


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Melissa:
Added to all the intrigue in this Romney speech with Huckabee and his SBC/Richard Land baggage in the wings is the fact Samford President Andy Westmoreland's wife was high level Huckabee education appointee in Arkansas.I doubt she would sign the BFM 2000.Since Huckabee is pressing the Mormon question for advantage in Iowa as Cohen in the WPost so deftly pointed out earlier this week; I think it fair especially in South Carolina to press Frank Page and Huckabee on the esoterics of SBC takeover politics and the implications of BFM 2000.In the framework of Garry Wills concluding chapters in Head and Heart, looking to you and Balmer and Charles Kimball to do some magnificent work in the oped Pages of Newsweek, NY Times, Wash Post and Greenville News on the matter.Don't let SC be the playground of the ghosts of Lee Atwater and now Karl Rove as it was in Primary 2000.Great teachable moment here in the next two months Romney and HBee have provided us.
Posted by: Stephen Fox December 06, 2007 at 12:11 PM
December 6, 2007 3:26 PM

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