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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 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.

Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Balmer calls for Land's Resignation/March 5 reaction

Collinsville native Matthew Morgan was a student of Randall Balmer at Yale Divinity School; in fact as I understand from Matthew, Matt's NYC offices are in eyesight of Balmer's office at the Barnard School at Columbia University.
Richard Land is a political operative of sorts for Karl Rove of the GOP. Southern Baptist Cooperative Program dollars pay Land's salary.
Matthew speaks fondly of Balmer's take on the Christian faith, Balmer's academic gifts, wisdom and virtue.
Balmer has twice been Dotson Nelson lecturer at Samford in Bham; and this last summer got repeated standing ovations from authentic Baptists gathered in Washington DC for the Baptist Joint Committee annual luncheon.
That being said, it all brings the following pretty close to home as it were.

Read this link carefully and google around for Balmer's recent interview with Terry Gross on NPR's Fresh Air.

Updated link March 5

Here is link to the Terry Gross interview.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

His remarks are extremenly offensive, and should not be tolerated.

The lady's name is Terry Gross and here is the link:

7:07 AM  
Blogger Welcome! said...

His remarks are shameful!

This is just another example of not acting responsibly with freedom of speech. He should be held responsible for his remarks and apologize, if indeed he is sorry, at the very least.

12:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

" Anonymous said...
"Slingblade teaches eternal truths.
Karl Childers will never die, nor Frank Wheatley.
They will Live For Ever!!!
That is why they are reuniting near Easter.
Get it????"

Okay FoxofBama(If indeed thats your real name-seeing as how you responded to my posts as anonymous)
Exactly what eternal truths does Slingblade teach?I'm very much interested in your responses to this one-

"If you don't want to know nuthin, then I can't help you."

Excuse me Mr.Super Smart blogmaster -let this little small uninformed commentor help you out-the correct spelling is "NOTHING'-NOT nuthin-

4:07 PM

If you won't respond to me on the thread below-let's see if you will here-

4:12 PM  

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