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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.

Friday, February 20, 2015

Fox News Holy War and Upstate South Carolina

    Fox News has been a travesty this last week with clowns like Franklin Graham and Bobby Jeffress of FBC Dallas on Air trying to stoke a Holy War with Greater Islam. Then last night Bill Oreilly's went into full asshole mode in his "conversation" with Sojourner's Jim Wallis and a Quaker Woman. It's a trick right out of Roger Aieles/ Lee Atwater Nixon handbook.
    Upstate S.C. can make a difference in this one. Charles Kimball of Furman, Baxter Wynn, of FBC  Greenville can talk to folks at Clemson, Furman, even Gaffney and make a difference. Talk to Joe Crespino of Emory and Charles Kimball of Wake Forest and now at OU. They can shed some light. Also Steven Miller, the biographer of Billy Graham and his politics with Nixon.
     Dietrich Bonhoeffer prophesied Fox News in his time in Germany; called it the politics of Stupidity. Charles Marsh, enlightened Baptist minister's son wrote a book  circa, Wayward Christian Soldiers 2004, on General Boykin and Charles Stanley and other shallow Christians. Marsh has also written the definitive bio of Bonhoeffer to date.
     Kimball, Crespino, Marsh or Upstate novelist Mark Powell of the Dark Corner --a political thriller-- would make great panel on the likes of the Diane Rehm show to talk about Billy Graham, FBC Spartanburg, Trey Gowdy and Senator Lindsay Graham and the temptations and seductions of Fox News. Good Baptists and other people of faith in Upsate S.C. know better. Now is the time for them to engage the insidiousness of the challenged and insidious provocateurs at Fox News and their Tea Party network

  Written on the fly; please pardon typos and other evidence of bad style and grammar.
     

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