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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.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Casey Mattox and Judge Frank Johnson on APTV

Casey Mattox is a 1993 Graduate of Collinsville High School and now works with Charles Pickering anda  Reagan operative for the Alliance Defense of Freedom organization. They recently renamed themselves.
   I called his high school ag teacher this morning and talked to his son James Paul Bailey. Casey was president of the Bama FFA his Senior year in HS and went to Kansas City best I remember.
   Now Casey is on the wrong side of history and with a group foggy at best, threatening at worst to the legacy of Judge Frank Johnson and Hugo Black on Church State issues.
    Johnson was a Lincoln and Eisenhower Republican Howell Raines has named as the 2nd greatest man to breathe the air of Alabama in the 20th Century. Casey and W.Bush Judicial nominee, Mississippi SBC president Pickering are flirting with McCarthyism and the lunacy of Michelle Bachman with the association with David Barton.
    Barton's bogus documentary of America's religious history came into play in the recent firing of the heads of Bama Public Televison. See stories at wbhm.org and elsewhere on the net. For sure google the Paul Harvey piece on Barton at Religion Dispatches.
    Not long after Casey finished CHS, 15 miles up HWY 11 Cherilyn Crowe graduated from Ft. Payne HS. She went to Samford and Vanderbilt and now works for the true vine Baptist group Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty in D.C. Cherilyn incarnates the best tradition. Casey has more in common with the Eagle Forum and McCarthyism, Judge Roy Moore and the 60's George Wallace than he does with Lincoln and George W. Truett.
     Moore's communications director Jay Holland is one of SBC Deacon Bama Gov Bentley's appointees to the APTV board creating all this havoc.
    Melissa Rogers, whose Baptist pilgrimage was shaped by her grandfather in Birmingham and the BCOC.net is another antidote to Mattox and Pickering's nonsense.
    Hoping Casey reads Giberson and Stephens The Anointed Soon; and talks with Randall Balmer of Dartmouth; a mentor to Matthew Morgan whose father baptized Casey before he continues with this David Barton circus.

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