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When is Truth Inappropriate

Postby Stephen Fox » Tue Dec 29, 2015 11:29 am

http://ethicsdaily.com/when-speaking-th ... -cms-23169

May have implications for my experience in Collinsville, Which BTW has recently been reviewed in Journal of Southern Religion
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Maybe this woulda helped

Postby Stephen Fox » Wed Jan 27, 2016 3:53 pm

We are coming up on the tenth anniversary of my churchin in Collinsville. Lot of people made mistakes including myself but the onus of the matter lay with the process the church or rather three or four women who got the deacons to go after me adopted. They were pretty much ignorant on the matter and instead of calling in the three or four women including the pastors wife they codified a procedure foreign to the conflict and the rest is reported in the UTenn book The Exiled Generation.

A more mature church might have have gained insight from the following

http://ethicsdaily.com/10-insights-to-h ... -cms-23217
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What me and Chelsea Clinton have in common

Postby Stephen Fox » Fri Feb 12, 2016 7:26 pm

https://baptistnews.com/ministry/people ... er-baptist

My abortion story is in Carl Kell's The Exiled Generations.
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Collinsville Public Library

Postby Stephen Fox » Fri Apr 08, 2016 3:43 pm

Looks like as of today I can no longer post my comments on the facebook wall of Collinsville Public Library.

My latest was about the legal status of two Hispanic children and whether the librarian uses these touching photos for resume fodder with her arrangements with Auburn Democracy Project which goes to the heart of the Baptist progressive movement in the state through Mark Wilson and Wayne Flynt and FBC Auburn.
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Collinsville Baptist and Larry Bird of French Lick

Postby Stephen Fox » Wed Apr 13, 2016 3:24 pm

http://southerntorch.com/a-fateful-decision/

The pastor does tell a good story from time to time in his weekly column in The Torch where his 4th son JoJo is the editor.

There is another Collinsville Story about The Bird and Collinsville, this one from the Sacred Harp singing. I may blog it later and link here but got to give the preacher his due on this one whether or not I can attend the church where my Mother was baptized
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Jennifer Wilkins and the Collinsville Study Club

Postby Stephen Fox » Wed Jun 08, 2016 10:44 pm

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Jojo and I part ways at the Torch

Postby Stephen Fox » Tue Jun 14, 2016 1:37 pm

Southerntorch.com facebook wall

called your brother Matthew of Yale and left him a message. I hope he takes up the "conversation" with you. Know in your heart my Dad loved you, and on occasion I have tried to have a modicum of affection. But he and my Mother and our hero Stewart a Newman despise your politics and are concerned about the way your folks have let my Mother's homechurch leave an authentic disposition. If in your warped mind you want to call this hate to further Donald Trump and Mike Hubbard's Republican handshake, then may God and Martha Barksdale have mercy on your soul.
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Jojo

Postby Stephen Fox » Tue Jun 14, 2016 1:39 pm

Fox, this will be your one and only warning. Take your hate-filled diatribe somewhere else. I'm done listening to your garbage comments and personal attacks against me and those I'm close to. It ends now or you can find somewhere else to get your news. - JoJo
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The Troch Oped in Question

Postby Stephen Fox » Tue Jun 14, 2016 2:03 pm

Joseph Morgan is the publisher. His Dad, the pastor of CBC has a weekly "faith" column in the paper where he boasts the Truth is told.

I questioned Rev Morgan's prophetic witness in the face of Donald Trump, the NRA and state rep Phil Williams and Jojo started whining.

http://southerntorch.com/rubber-meets-road/
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Collinsville Dixie Youth Baseball history with Sandra Killia

Postby Stephen Fox » Wed Jun 29, 2016 3:59 pm

Kicker of a quote.

Jojo reports Ms Sandra as saying: " I think we've done good here in Collinsville." Her father in law also made memorable statement about Martin Luther King Jr at Traffanstedt store in 1988 in the presence of me and my father and Nick's grandfather. Nick is my friend as is Cody Mcateer. Little Beene comes from an interesting family as well combined with the Gilbreaths. Lot of history in this baseball championship. I hope these boys do well and they grow in wisdom about their roots as their journey continues

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historic night in Collinsville documented for posterity

Postby Stephen Fox » Fri Jul 15, 2016 6:37 pm

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Re: historic night in Collinsville documented for posterity

Postby David Flick » Sat Jul 16, 2016 2:38 am

In his blog article, Stephen Fox wrote:

      Concerning the "Apotheosis" of the "historic night in Collinsville."

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Pastor John Morgan Loves His Family

Postby Stephen Fox » Tue Jul 19, 2016 5:16 pm

http://southerntorch.com/walking-through-time/

I hope his beloved wife Gloria knows how much my Mother loved hers, even her oldest son.

Gloria conspired with Jennifer Wilkins to have Stephen ousted from the Collinville Baptist Church where my Mother's family goes back to the 1840s. Gloria was successful in her campaign and never sat down with Jennifer Wilkins, Stephen, Martha Barksdale and the Myers brothers to work things out. She jerked strings behind the scenes.

Such is not the politics of the Kingdom of Heaven.
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Thank you David Flick

Postby Stephen Fox » Tue Jul 19, 2016 5:18 pm

I have copied the names and places you excised from my blog and will post them on the wall of my newest facebook friend, an attorney well networked in Collinsville to go with the historic pic I just shared with her.


Names Etc Found in Fox's 7/15/16 Blog Article

~ * * * * * * * ~



Names

Martha Barksdale
Thomas (Barksdale)
Brad Barksdale
Donzella Bobo
Paul Theroux
Jeff Patton
Riley Edwards
John Edwards
Jeff Graves
Emmily Carr Smith
Michelle McPherson
Madison of AULD
Jennifer Wilkins
Maria Moreno
Sam De La Cruz
Jorge Corona
Jackie Weaver
Elizabeth Weaver
Solomon Stanton
Hugh Taylor
Wallace (George)
Asa Carter
Elizabeth (Asa Carter’s 1st cousin)
Clint Eastwood
Uncle Fremont
LD McReynolds
Mark Petty's inlaws
Box Boys Munsey (III and IV [or Eye Vee])
Bobby Welch.
Mark Morgan
Andee (Fox’s UPS buddy)
Aunt Charlotte
Phyliss Jones
Brett Morgen
Pastor John Morgan
Jennifer Wilkins



Universities

Auburn University
UTenn ( University of Tennessee)
University of Alabama
Duke (University)

Cities

Collinsville, Alabama
Trussville
Selma
Piedmont

Places

Collinsville Baptist Church
Cricket Marquee
China House

ETC.

medallions
coca cola in 6 ounce glass bottles
Historical Association
Martha's Right hand
Clint Eastwood movie
Fox's essay
hunan shrimp
some popcorn
some spare shrimp
a few photo opps
a Ford Ranger Pickup
a Cadillac Escalade
ping pong braggadocio
Uncle Fremont's best jokes
some threatening rain clouds
valet service
theatre
children's dancing troup
small town politics

The Exiled Generation (book)
Deep South (book
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Re: Alabama Baptist Covers Collinsville Baptists 175th

Postby William Thornton » Tue Jul 19, 2016 7:11 pm

Fox at his best - local color but Worthenless.
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Trump dustup in Collinsville

Postby Stephen Fox » Mon Aug 01, 2016 11:33 pm

Going a few rounds with the Social studies teacher in Collinsville who has about 7 extended family members graduates of Auburn, one nephew who was in Wayne Flynt's Sunday School class. Here is the topic in question

http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2016/ ... iles-nexus

I do appreciate Thornton's kind words about Martha's Apotheosis. Have some baseball stories for him soon, likely in a soon to be posted blog.
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Another blog for William, Collinsville dramas etc

Postby Stephen Fox » Wed Aug 03, 2016 4:52 pm

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JoJo, The Shed and Collinsville jockocracy on notice

Postby Stephen Fox » Fri Aug 12, 2016 4:41 pm

This blog went up a few minutes ago.

If I have a Lincoln moment left in me, this may be it. At least Stewart A Newman is proud

http://foxofbama.blogspot.com/2016/08/l ... ounty.html
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CBC's Gloria Morgan and CBS 60 Minutres

Postby Stephen Fox » Tue Oct 18, 2016 2:05 pm

Gloria Morgan, the wife of the 40 year pastor of Collinsville Baptist Church has a sister mary Roberts in Marietta. Mary and husband Bob are influential members of Bryant Wright's Johnson Ferry Baptist Church. JFerry was spotlighted Sunday night on CBS 60 Minutes for embrace of Seven Syrian Refufee families. Easy Google.

Mary is a frequent visitor to Collinsville, near perfect attendance at the annual Collinsville Ladies Christian Retreat Weekend Gloria leads.

Johnson Ferry Syrian connection has obvious reverberations for Trey Gowdy and FBC Spartanburg as Gowdy is a member of the House Immigration Committee and there are several entanglements between the staff and Wright and the two churches. Wright is a grad of U South Carolina.
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Fox Blog sets Record High in October

Postby Stephen Fox » Tue Nov 15, 2016 5:19 pm

Last month I had 5,139 hits on my blog, a record high

Folks are learning a lot about Collinsville, Alabama, Gaffney High Football, Ron Rash, Trey Gowdy and the fundamentalist takeover of the Southern Baptist Convention.
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Community Christmas service. Should Fox be allowed

Postby Stephen Fox » Fri Dec 02, 2016 1:00 pm

Here is one for a Baptist technocrat, church polity experts like Willie Tee and others on this board.

The Collinsville Community Christmas Service will be held at the Baptist church on the Indian Mound, the One I was voted off the property in 2006, May 28. The Community Christmas service is there this year Dec 4. I am in good standing in several churches in the community and have attended Revivals, Historic occasions, UMC bishop presentations and funerals the last ten years.

Since it is a community event, should I be allowed to attend Sunday evening without fear of being arrested?
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Re: Alabama Baptist Covers Collinsville Baptists 175th

Postby William Thornton » Fri Dec 02, 2016 3:39 pm

Why don't you ask the pastor if you can attend if you keep your mouth shut? If the answer is no then why go where you're not wanted?

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Re: Community Christmas service. Should Fox be allowed

Postby Jim » Sat Dec 03, 2016 11:49 am

Stephen Fox wrote:Since it is a community event, should I be allowed to attend Sunday evening without fear of being arrested?


You should by all means attend the celebration and in the middle of which rise up and sing Hark, Herald, the Angels Sing whilst standing on one foot, then lighting a cigar with one of the candles. Then resist arrest and hope for either a fire hose or the dogs (this is Alabama, after all) or both to be trained upon you. This should get you into the Atlantic or New York Times magazine, along with the story that the church canned you for cheating at volley-ball, which may not be true but it’s more exciting than heretical theology or arguments with some of the women at the library. Fifteen minutes of that kind of fame might be worth spending the weekend in the hoosegow with the town drunks. For the press, you could remark the evils of Billy and Franklin Graham and praise the president for trying to shut down the TVA.
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Re: Alabama Baptist Covers Collinsville Baptists 175th

Postby Haruo » Sat Dec 03, 2016 12:18 pm

If it weren't Saturday I would call the church and ask on your behalf, Stephen.
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Re: Community Christmas service. Should Fox be allowed

Postby KeithE » Sat Dec 03, 2016 2:12 pm

Stephen Fox wrote:Here is one for a Baptist technocrat, church polity experts like Willie Tee and others on this board.

The Collinsville Community Christmas Service will be held at the Baptist church on the Indian Mound, the One I was voted off the property in 2006, May 28. The Community Christmas service is there this year Dec 4. I am in good standing in several churches in the community and have attended Revivals, Historic occasions, UMC bishop presentations and funerals the last ten years.

Since it is a community event, should I be allowed to attend Sunday evening without fear of being arrested?

I’d come over and accompany you of it weren’t for another commitment Sunday night (serving dinner at a rescue mission).

You will be welcomed at our church for a Sing-Along Messiah Tuesday Dec 6 at 7:30pm or the 50th Moravian Love Feast Sunday Dec 11 at 6:30pm.
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