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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, November 08, 2012

Soul Molesting, The Bama SBC and GOP

   About March of 1998 when Tyler Coker and Vivvee Monteagudo were in the 8th grade they were on the stage in Montgomery with a Pacers gathering with Will Campbell. Will was the only white man on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis the night Martin Luther King Jr was assassinated.
    But he also had friends in the Ku Klux Klan. The great Episcopalian preacher Fleming Rutledge has written a sermon about him titled God Damned Christians.

    Campbell coined the phrase "soul molesters" to describe the fundamentalists who took over the Southern Baptist Convention.

    Now a version of them are at work in Joseph Morgan and Mike Hubbard's Alabama Republican Party. All indicators are Mary Anne Cole of the Ft Payne Tea Party and her FBC Ft Payne pew sitter Mrs. Don Stout are in with em too and their Alabama Values Crusade that with Billy Graham unseated David Rains in Ft. Payne and put Judge Roy Moore back on the State Supreme Court.

   I hear Jackie Myers and his wife weren't too happy about Rains. And Donnie Myers said the Bama Immigration law was crafted with "malice."

    So here we are. You can google the Norm Ornstein interview on Fresh Air of NPR to get some truth. Norm aint a communist. He is with the conservative American Enterprise Inst.

    At ABP news dot com you can google for Christians calling for an end to the culture war. But I've never known Mrs Stout or Ms Cole to lay eyes on Baptists Today though their pastor and my friend Pat McFadden was on the cover a few years ago at the BWA in London.

     Ed Kilgore was on NPR Monday mornin. He is from Marietta Ga, a national correspondent and has Ms Stout's number on the abortion issue. As a political wedge of Karl Rove and Al Mohler it has helped keep white southerners voting against their economic interests ever since George Wallace decided you couldn't play the race card any longer.

   I've talked to Ed Kilgore. Listen to him on abortion. He has known Jerry Vines for about 40 years. He knows the results of Jerry Vines Politics and the Birch politics of West Rome BC that shaped Mary Anne Cole. Kilgore knows the Ga 7th.

    Listen to Ornstein, the Conservative talk about the Koch brothers in Kansas and how they bought it and how Alabama is trying the same thing in the blasphemed name of Jesus saying the fetus raped or otherwise has more value than the five of the top ten Collinsville grads this year who were Hispanic.
      Listen closely to Ornstein on Fresh Air. He says it's the Tea Parties fault and me and looks like Mrs. Nick Saban believe him

  Quoting from the Fresh Air Transcript. Again Ms Stout get a lap top and take it Sunday School Sunday and listen online with an Open Bible and the Holy Spirit guiding your listening

   So you wrote an article in April that got a really big response that was headlined "Let's Just Say It: The Republicans Are the Problem." And in that article you wrote: We have criticized both parties - because this was co-authored with Thomas Mann from the Brookings Institution, with whom you've co-authored your new book - and so you wrote: We have criticized both parties when we believed it was warranted. Today, however, we have no choice but to acknowledge that the core of the problem lies within the Republican Party.




The GOP has become an insurgent outlier in American politics. It is ideologically extreme, scornful of compromise, unmoved by conventional understanding of facts, evidence and science, and dismissive of the legitimacy of its political opposition. When one party moves this far from the mainstream, it makes it nearly possible for the political system to deal constructively with the country's challenge.



What did it take for you to say that, since you've tried to have this kind of, you know, nonpartisan, bipartisan outlook?

 End of Quote from the Nov 7 NPR Fresh Air easy google.




      But the religion card works well for Ms Stout and her kind. Gives her more money to give to the Lottie Moon Christmas offering and adorn the FBC Church Ft. Payne as a Chapel for Terrapin Hills.
    There are some good folks at First Ft Payne. Several have been gracious to me on occasion. But Ms. Stout, Judge Roy Moore got elected some how, now didn't he. And how are you gonna explain evolution to that new school supe you and mary anne elected on your straight ballot party voting on Tuesday.

   All indications are Mrs. Betty Saban's values aren't your values. Paul Finebaum hinted that devout Catholic woman voted for Obama.

    So where does that put you. Well bout the same place as me. Me and You and Ms Cole are gonna die out in about ten years; and hopefully your politics and those of the Bama Eagle Forum, Tea Party, Birch Society Bama Values GOP will die out too, and a fresh air and memory of Judge Frank Johnson and Atticus Finch and Martin King will once again flower, and the Dream Act will pass and the promise of Democracy will indeed take root; even in Alabama and a more perfect Union with Liberty and Justice and Fair Economic Play where those born on third base who thought they hit a triple will indeed be in a meritocracy where Bruce Springsteen says We Take Care of Our Own no matter if they were born inside or outside the gate at Terrapin Hills. Amen.

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