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Gene Scarborough wrote::) = I'm naturally rebellious!!!! Chill, brother, chill!!!
Gene Scarborough wrote:ED---I'm just funning with ya, man!!!
Don't take us Southerners too seriously or we will whip your hind parts!!! Southern humor is different from the rest of the country. We took a licking but kept on ticking after the Civil War.
Also, never forget: The greatest leaders we have in government / business / industry / milatary likely trace their roots to the South. Anything is a better job than working in the tobacco or cotton field!!!
Chowan opts against merger
Published 8:58am Thursday, March 10, 2011
MURFREESBORO – A potential collegiate merger involving Chowan University will not happen.
Wednesday, the Executive Committee of Chowan’s Board of Trustees voted not to proceed with further discussions of a merger with the Virginia-based Baptist Theological Seminary at Richmond (BTSR).
Chowan University Dr. Chris White told the Baptist Press earlier this month that the seminary had contacted Chowan about a possible merger. He said the school was $7 million in debt, a figure that the BPA confirmed with the seminary’s finance office.
That figure was a concern for Chowan officials since the school began doing due diligence about possibly taking over the seminary last fall.
Baptist leaders denounce Muslim hearing
By Bob Allen
Friday, March 11, 2011
ATLANTA (ABP) -- Leaders of four national Baptist organizations signed a statement released March 10 critical of the hearings by the U.S. House of Representatives' Committee on Homeland Security on the subject of radicalization within the American Muslim community.
Cooperative Baptist Fellowship Executive Coordinator Daniel Vestal and Roy Medley, general secretary of American Baptist Churches USA, signed as steering committee members of Shoulder-to-Shoulder, a campaign of faith-based organizations and religious denominations to promote tolerance and fight anti-Muslim bigotry.
Carroll Baltimore, president of the Progressive National Baptist Convention, and Brent Walker of the Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty signed on as additional signatories. Other Baptists on the list included Welton Gaddy, president of the Interfaith Alliance and minister for preaching and worship at Northminster (Baptist) Church in Monroe, La., and Jim Wallis of Sojourners, a member of First Baptist Church in Washington.
Thursday's hearing, chaired by U.S. Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., was titled "The Extent of Radicalization in the American Muslim Community and that Community's Response."
Faith leaders responded with a campaign that included a news conference and meetings with members of Congress from both parties as well as White House officials.
"We gather together to affirm that we stand united with all Americans in urging our elected representatives to act -- not against a single, unfairly maligned group, but against all forms of violence and extremism that endanger our security," the statement read in part. "As spiritual leaders and people of faith, we call on the United States Congress, elected officials at every level of government, and all American citizens not to perpetuate damaging false witness against our neighbors. Instead, we encourage all communities of faith and people of good will throughout this country, to stand shoulder-to-shoulder in communities of growing awareness, trust and hope."
Vestal said he was glad to sign the statement and "stand shoulder-to-shoulder" with other faith groups in support of the Muslim community.
"As Baptists who hold to the principle of religious freedom, we have an obligation to stand with other people of faith when the government unfairly singles them out for scrutiny or misrepresentation," Vestal said.
Bob Allen is senior writer for Associated Baptist Press. Lance Wallace of CBF communications contributed to this report.
Gene Scarborough wrote:Jim--
And I'm sure you enjoyed the Bush Administration arresting and sending to Guantanamo all the Moslems they could get their hands on as well.
Yeah, but I bet it wasn't as much fun as you had watching the planes piloted by the misunderstood Muslims fly into the WTC...that was a zinger, huh? Better than Sherman through Georgia, huh? Oh...I forgot...that was Bush and Cheney and Osama and Halliburton doing all that good stuff...right, you Truther, you!
Which did you enjoy the most: the water boarding or the nude torture with our soldiers beating them???
That's a close call, though water-boarding seems the best. The trouble, of course, is that it neither injures nor kills. Ask Sheik Khalid...he got it lots of times. The nude stuff can be seen any old time on TV. I think they call it the "reality shows" or something like that. I'm sure you know...not worth the trouble. None of those prisoners were hurt or killed, either, but you can't have everything.
"Due Process" meant nothing to them---and seems to mean nothing to you in your prejudiced state.
I'll have you know that my state is not prejudiced. It was neutral, the better to keep Sherman from marching through it and has stayed that way, except in the matter of basketball, which is a form of religion here and quite prejudiced.
Which is worse: A Conservative Republican destroyer of American religious freedom / an Arab Terrorist who wants to destroy as well????
Republicans can be pretty squirrelly even when they're not destroying religious freedom...almost as bad as Carolina hypocrites, although they don't campaign on the point of the sword like the Arab terrorists you want Vestal to give a warm fuzzy hug...maybe even a slight genuflection, like Obama does. The next time you face east and do the rug-number, give that a thought.
I welcome your answer!!!
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