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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.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Collinsville Votes Wet

136 people signed a petition that got it on the ballot, a lot of them Methodists I imagine.
The petition should be a matter of public record in case Bishop Willimon wants somebody from Duke to come in after the fact and do a case study on Religion in Public Life in NE Alabama.

Two documentaries on Collinsville have been shown on statewide Public Television and this vote may call for a Third.

I'm not trying to start anymore imbroglios here, as I have friends who voted on both sides of the roughly 70/30 split.

The pastor of the Collinsville Baptist church stated his opinions in the Negative in the July issue of the church newsletter at

I think he was fairly articulate on the matter.
I wish he could find it within himself to be as explicit on the matter of Immigration Reform; and ask himself what would Bonhoeffer Do; then again I don't envy the kickback he is certain to get were he to go DB on Immigration Reform; or for that matter preach on the first chapter of David Remnick's The Bridge.

My Dad preached some sermons in that fashion in Gaffney in the mid 70's. He lasted about three more years.


Blogger foxofbama said...

In some ways the most recent entry on Willimon's Peculiar Prophet blog goes against the grain of the discussion here, but Willimon is aware of the WetDry vote I think it safe to say; and the evolution and implementation of this action will be the subject of Conference wide concern and Prayer.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Of two evils choose the least.............................................................

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