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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.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Brett Morgen, Billy Graham and the Mississippi Counterevolution

As you see in some recent blogs I finally got my hands on Steven Miller's excellent work on Billy Graham and the Southern GOP. Birddogging the footnotes in the first chapter I came across this provocative title; In Search of Another Country, White Mississippians and the Counterevolution. I'm hoping it picks up where Miller left off and helps explain how SBC's Paul Pressler and the Texas Regulars were ablt to jackleg Baptists in the South. Miller takes a pass on that one, let's Billy Graham off the hook.

And the book should help me understand Charles Pickering a little better and his larger universe.

Brett Morgen gave an interview last year in wake of his ESPN 30/30 effort June 17th. Today I found the May 31, 1993 Birmingham Post Herald article about the premiere of his Blessings of Liberty at the Collinsville Baptist church.

The 20th Anniversary of the filming is coming up.
More on all this as I attempt to weave it together in the coming weeks.


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