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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 20, 2014

Bonhoeffer, Jeff Sessions and Immigration Reform

    President Obama will make an announcement tonight on immigration reform. There is a long and storied history to this matter, but www.theatlantic.com says the GOP will never act and that leaves Obama with this announcement tonight.


     Jeff Sessions claims to be a Christian yet he has not engaged the thinking of Will Willimon, former UMC Bishop of North Alabama and long time chaplain at Duke on the matter.
      Sessions is a Methodist. He can see what Willimon thinks in the easy google for Willimon Repents, ethicsdaily.com


   And Sessions is not the Constitutional scholar nor statesman Judge Frank Johnson was. If he thinks he is let him come to the University of Alabama and make the case in front of Hugo Black's grandson and some folks who know the real deal.


      US Reps Lankford and  Trey Gowdy wear their so called Christian World View on their sleeve. Lankford an ordained Baptist minister and son in law of former President of the Southern Baptist Convention, Tom Ellif. Gowdy worship at FBC Spartanburg SC where Billy Graham is a member. They seem to be on same page as Ted Cruz, a product of 2nd Baptist Church Houston Texas academy; 2nd Bap pastor Ed Young a long time associate of Billy Graham and the Nixon administration with roots in Gowdy's district at FBC Taylors, S.C. These Baps response to Obama has major implications for Baptist missions witness in Central and South America. Thomas Powers in October 9 www.nybooks.com examines the flaws of their "Christian" ideology".


   Locally this calls for a town hall meeting, seven years overdue in Collinsville, Alabama. Would be great if Mark Wilson from Auburn and or Dave Matthews, the former President of the UBama would moderate. We could examine the thoughts of 35 year pastor John Morgan and his local Baptist church historian and town librarian Jennifer Wilkins on the matter to see if they are up to snuff to decide if grand Hispanics who have done due diligence in the classwork and character development are worthy of US Citizenship upon graduation from High School.


    Some want to play semantics with Obama's Constitutional authority and the plotting politics of it all. Dietrich Bonhoeffer called for a better way in the 30s in Germany. Let Sessions, Gowdy, Lankford and Obama's detractors bone up on their Bonhoeffer.


   I called Congressman Aderholt and Gowdy and Lankford's office today. None of the staff knew the three Christian martyrs in Bust in Westminster Abbey.


  Bonhoeffer is one of them. He talks about the "politics of stupidity" on page 341 in the recent bio of himself by my friend Charles Marsh, a fellow Baptist preacher's son.


    Let's Hope Sessions and the politicians and local folks above don't find this an opportunity to wallow in stupidity!

1 Comments:

Blogger Semper Fi said...

A record breaking best-seller biography of Dietrich "Bonhoeffer (Pastor, Martyr, Prophet)" has been written by Eric Metaxas. It is in my church library, and should be in yours @ FBC Collinsville now; translated into several languages, and is available at Amazon, Barnes and Nobles, and International Books.com.

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