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Lance and Terry notified

Postby Stephen Fox » Thu Oct 06, 2011 12:32 pm

Rick Lance, Gov Bentley's former pastor has been notified of this piece. His secretary mary Sue Bennett, if I understood her correctly, like Lance and Governor Bentley, were former members of FBC Tuscaloosa, Alabama.
She said she knows Robert well.
And Jennifer Rash Davis of the Alabama Baptist has been alerted to this piece.

I guess now we're just waitin for word to get to Albert Lee Smith's widow, Eunie, the Eagle Forum and the Tea Party and the rest is in the Hands of the Lord.
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Parham's piece circulating in Alabama

Postby Stephen Fox » Fri Oct 07, 2011 4:04 pm

http://www.ethicsdaily.com/alabamas-whi ... -cms-18629

To date it has been brought to the attention of most folks within the Baptist community in the state. Lance and the staff of The alabama Baptist are well aware of it. I have requested Lance's secretary to bring it to the attention of Governor Bentley.
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And NY Times has read the piece

Postby Stephen Fox » Fri Oct 07, 2011 4:07 pm

Campbell Roberston who had the front page story in NY Times on Monday; sources say he has read Parham's Oped. It has been brought to Bishop Willimon's attention as well, and Hugo Black's grandson Stephen; and Senator Shelby's D.C. office.
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My comment on Bishop Willimon's blog

Postby Stephen Fox » Fri Oct 07, 2011 4:51 pm

His Tribute and remembrance of Fred Shuttlesworth

Bishop Willimon:

Thinking about the national spotlight this last week on Alabama I remembered an interesting conversation my Dad and I had with our friend L.D. Johnson the summer of 1976 at Furman.
Johnson told us of the situation he faced in Roanoke Virginia in the 60's during Textile strike and from the pulpit he looked out one Sunday morning at the President of Dan River Mills and across the aisle a Leading Representative of a National Labor Union.
And also thinking again about Fleming Rutledge great sermon The Enemy Lines are Hard to Find, in your collection of sermons from Duke Chapel. I heard the sermon in person at St. Lukes Episcopal there in Bham within two weeks of its delivery at Duke.
I have personally made sure Robert Parham's oped piece about Southern Baptists leadership silence on the issue, as well as Rachel Johnson's wise piece from the Huffington Post reprinted in the Oct issue of CBF's Baptists Today in addition to your recent blog postings have come to the attention of The Alabama Baptist and the staff of Bama SBC, whose Ex Director Rick Lance is Gov Bentley's former pastor.
I think they are thinking things over.
One bright light was grand scene in Collinsville last night. Youth soccer program there in full throttle and the Civil Rights history of some families present was in the air and in process of redemption as the narrative continues to play out in these interesting times in the state.
I do hope all who take a look at your tribute and remembrance to Rev Shuttlesworth will add to their insight of the times Howell Raines piece in the December 1983 New Republic Farewell to the Bear. Great look at Bryants relationship to George Wallace, and how maybe Bryant coulda done little better in a few instances.\
To that end hope you and the likes of Hugo Black's grandson Stephen may consider a visit with Nick Saban and Senator's Shelby and Sessions in the near coming days.
Remind them of the esteem we all now hold Judge Frank Johnson, as to paraphrase Sinque in Amistad, the ancestors are whispering to us to grab hold of our better natures.

Blessings

Stephen M. Fox
Collinsville, Alabama
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Letter in the Bham News

Postby Stephen Fox » Tue Oct 11, 2011 5:45 pm

Also keep an eye on the CBF site at these forums for entries from the breakout session of the Fall gathering of the Alabama CBF Oct 10 in Huntsville

Oct 10

I am an Alabama native who was born and raised in Birmingham. Though I have not lived in the state since high school, I visit my family and friends there frequently and, thanks largely to the Internet, keep abreast of local news. I speak proudly of my home state and its people, its natural beauty and its best-in-the-nation football.

I often find myself defending the state from its detractors, many of whom have never spent significant time there. I am used to talking about Alabama as a hidden gem, a state that has largely shed its ugly, racially charged past to become a diverse, charming and eminently livable place.

However, the state's recent passage and strident defense of the harsh and mean-spirited immigration law have made it much more difficult to take pride in Alabama.

It is all too convenient, especially in tough times, to find scapegoats, to target the other, to separate based on our differences rather than unite around our common humanity. Birmingham and Alabama have witnessed divisiveness before, and we dare not repeat our prior sins.

I live in Washington, D.C., now and recently had the opportunity to visit the new Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial on the National Mall. The memorial contains several of King's most stirring, wise and timeless quotations, including the following from 1967: "Every nation must now develop an overriding loyalty to mankind as a whole in order to preserve the best in their individual societies."

I'd like to believe the Alabama I know -- the Alabama I still call home -- can rise above base instincts and political expediency, summon our better angels and heed that calling.

Matthew Goldenberg

Washington, D.C.



and this letter as well

http://blog.al.com/birmingham-news-comm ... incart_mce
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"Midget, Broom; Helluva campaign". Political consultant, "Oh, Brother..."


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My Dad good friend of Colin Harris

Postby Stephen Fox » Mon Oct 17, 2011 12:39 pm

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"Midget, Broom; Helluva campaign". Political consultant, "Oh, Brother..."


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