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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, August 08, 2008

Bama Politics front Page Wall St Journal

I pretty much poured my guts out in this post at bl.com; just click on the title:

Link is will work once you go there if the article doesn't come up straight away.
Mart Gray--mentioned in the bl.com post-- sang in the Christmas Cantata at Collinsville Baptist when John Morgan III, now with Habitat.org conducted about 2001 or so.
That is the way it should be. Much hope on that occasion for funding the Collinsville Library at that moment, but lot of injustices stand in the big scheme of things.
How can you talk about the future of Collinsville when you run roughshod with revisionist history over promising moments like that.
See the Carsey Inst report on Mart and his church in Elba.
I can't fix that in this post.
Click on the discussion and move around once you get there.

What is the line from Papa's favorite Hymn Brethren We Have Met to Worship?
Hell is moving..can you bear to let them go?....something like that.

Here it is:

Brethren, see poor sinners round you slumbering on the brink of woe;
Death is coming, hell is moving, can you bear to let them go?
See our fathers and our mothers, and our children sinking down;
Brethren, pray and holy manna will be showered all around.



Wall Street Journal on Bama's New Southern Strategy
by Stephen Fox on Fri Aug 08, 2008 11:45 am


http://online.wsj.com/public/article/SB121807022975219007.html?mod=special_page_campaign2008_topbox

How this plays out for Mart Gray in Elba, former head of the Alabama CBF; and Gary Burton in Pintlala, home of the 41 and 43's hero Ray Scott, I can't figure out yet.Both Bright and Love as the article says are deacons at FBC Montgomery Jay Wolfe's place. What this means for my friend John Killian's interpretation of the political implications of BFM2000 I can't fathom yet, but looks to me like it is time for Bob Terry to have Charles Pickering and Charles Marsh in for lunch to help us bifurcate it all.

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Blogger foxofbama said...

Here is a comment I submitted to Tony Cartledge's blog of August 11 roughly on 527.
His blog is easily googled up searching for homilygrits blog

A recent ethicsdaily.com easily googled up article on ectopic abortions revealed the nexus of 527 swiftboaters with this:

"Along with Phillips, speakers for this year's school, held May 27-31 in Fredericksburg, Va., included his father, former Constitution Party presidential candidate and Nixon White House staffer Howard Phillips; former Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore; and Jerry Corsi, co-author of the 2004 No. 1 New York Times bestseller Unfit for Command--Swift Boat Veterans Speak Out Against John Kerry and staff reporter for WorldNetDaily.com."

The real test of noble standards like Cartledge has put forth here would be something as simple as taking the discussion to nearby (leastways nearby to Campbell Div) congregations like Snyder Memorial and engage the active and retired military community there in matters such as Richard Land's history with Karl Rove, and what role 527's end up playing in this election.
That town hall meeting would be interesting indeed, especially in a place where Bobby Welch--former SBC president who allegedly said at Pastor's conference of an annual SBC, 1984 I think it was, We've got liberals, what are we gonna do about it--Welch's good friend Boykin has held forth.
Let's have town hall meetings like that in congregations that pass as Progressive Baptist lighthouses across the spectrum and see how it plays out.
First Baptist Greenville, South Carolina would be another interesting locale; BCOC in Birmingham; or for that matter any of the congregations listed on the back of monthly issues of Baptists Today will do.
By no means is it a given that a progressive Baptist with a conscience is mandated to vote for Barack Obama.
But by all means lets explore the political calculus of progressive free and faithful Baptists this season before the election.
What does SBC Peace Committee's Charles Pickering, or Dan Yeary or Bob Stephenson; where is their thinking in conversation with Bill Leonard, Brent McDougal, Passport Camps and or Melissa Rogers.
Would be an interesting way indeed to see what we are really made of.

PS: For any of you haven't seen it yet the Thursday Front Page of Wall Street Journal on two Baptist deacons at FBC Montgomery, Alabama vying for the Bama 2nd US congressional Seat is interesting reading indeed.
I have the link, if you have troubles, at my blog.

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