Ultimately, Jimmy proved to be too good for either the White House or his beloved Southern Baptist Convention. But he was never too good; just a little better than the rest of us. He was of our tribe.
While I was a student in the late 1970s, the subject of hell never came up in class unless Bill Leonard was discussing Jonathan Edwards’ infamous sermon, “Sinners in the hands of an angry God.” My professors couldn’t talk about the Southern Baptist hell, while their critics spoke of little else. It was never a fair fight.
When you are addicted to pretty lies, you will do anything for the next fix.
From the Jackson Clarion-Ledger to the New Yorker, to Mother Jones, to the Nation, to the National Review and the New York Times, everybody’s talking about Curtis Flowers. All the ruckus results from In the Dark, an APM podcast that recently devoted eleven groundbreaking, hour-long episodes to the flawed … Continue reading Curtis Flowers after “In the Dark”
University should be about learning how much you don’t know. That was certainly my experience.
If you’ve listened to In the Dark or watched Wrong Man on the Starz channel, you either came away convinced that Curtis Flowers didn’t kill four people in cold blood back in 1996 or you weren’t paying attention. Actually, In the Dark hasn’t weighed in on the guilt-innocence issue (that’s … Continue reading So, if Curtis Flowers isn’t guilty, who is?
In Britain, a prosecutor caught red-handed like that would be publicly reprimanded, and removed. And after three appeals and two mistrials the state would probably drop the case. But the truth in Mississippi is the white D.A., Doug Evans, simply cannot afford to lose a conviction on this big nasty crime.