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1 Romantic Heretic  Sun, Aug 4, 2013 8:42:05pm

Smaller Government!

2 AlexRogan  Sun, Aug 4, 2013 9:57:45pm

Let’s make something fairly clear; while there is a not-so-small contingent of bigots in Murfreesboro (a not-so-small college town within the Nashville metro area) that are involved in this campaign against the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro, most of those who are leading the charge are out-of-towners like Gaffney.

3 Lancelot Link  Sun, Aug 4, 2013 10:09:24pm

A bit of googling found some interesting connections to this J Thomas Smith;

thefullwiki.org

America 21 is an evangelical Christian political action committee based in Nashville, Tennessee. It is headed by J. Thomas Smith, and funds Republican candidates. America 21 was subpoenaed by federal investigators to produce records that tie them to Washington lobbyist Jack Abramoff. A memo Abramoff wrote in 2001 to a Native American tribe telling them to contribute to America 21 was made public last year. The article reported: America 21 had ties to the Alexander Strategy Group, a now-closed lobbying firm run by Ed Buckham, a former chief of staff to House majority whip Tom DeLay. America 21¬タルs president, J. Thomas Smith, was the lawyer for Buckham’s U.S. Family Network, and the secretary-treasurer for the Republican Majority Issues Committee, a DeLay political action committee run by another ASG employee. America 21 is a Tennessee non-profit corporation organized and approved as a 501(c)(4) advocacy organization, with an affiliated 501(C)(3) subsidiary. Founded in 1989, its spiritual fathers were from many different denominations and were pastors of some of the largest churches in the Southern Baptist Convention, the Presbyterian Church in America, the Churches of Christ….

4 AlexRogan  Sun, Aug 4, 2013 10:14:27pm

re: #3 Lancelot Link

A bit of googling found some interesting connections to this J Thomas Smith;

thefullwiki.org

America 21 is an evangelical Christian political action committee based in Nashville, Tennessee. It is headed by J. Thomas Smith, and funds Republican candidates. America 21 was subpoenaed by federal investigators to produce records that tie them to Washington lobbyist Jack Abramoff. A memo Abramoff wrote in 2001 to a Native American tribe telling them to contribute to America 21 was made public last year. The article reported: America 21 had ties to the Alexander Strategy Group, a now-closed lobbying firm run by Ed Buckham, a former chief of staff to House majority whip Tom DeLay. America 21¬タルs president, J. Thomas Smith, was the lawyer for Buckham’s U.S. Family Network, and the secretary-treasurer for the Republican Majority Issues Committee, a DeLay political action committee run by another ASG employee. America 21 is a Tennessee non-profit corporation organized and approved as a 501(c)(4) advocacy organization, with an affiliated 501(C)(3) subsidiary. Founded in 1989, its spiritual fathers were from many different denominations and were pastors of some of the largest churches in the Southern Baptist Convention, the Presbyterian Church in America, the Churches of Christ….

Hmmm, the org that Smith is working for has more than a few ties to old-line Southern conservatives like DeLay and the predominantly Southern Protestant denominations like the SBC.

Color me surprised…

5 William Burns  Mon, Aug 5, 2013 4:30:39am

Something to remember when the religious right goes on about the importance of religious freedom.

6 Velvet Elvis  Mon, Aug 5, 2013 4:02:44pm

I’m planning on moving back there in the next year. Looks like nothing has changed.


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