My parents were able to scratch out a living on small Delta farm. We never were in need of anything yet neither of my parents wanted anything extravagant either. Only got two new cars while I was growing up and only made improvements on the house when it was totally necessary. We lived down a dirt road that was just less than half a mile and our neighbor lived at the other end where the road met up with the state paved highway. James had been married and I knew his wife while I was growing up. I had to walk the half mile each day to catch the school bus and she usually would come out to chat with me and give me a cookie or something sweet for my walk home.
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I t was probably coincidence that Robert Goddard killed himself on the same day that Margaret Thatcher died. He was cocky, bubbly, laughed a lot and he embodied what it meant to be a young gay man at the turn of the millennium: physically fit, athletic, happy. He also had that most important thing on the gay scene: sexual currency. He was drinking too much. He had split from his latest boyfriend. He had suffered a homophobic attack after getting off a bus.
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In light of the recent Supreme Court ruling on gay marriage , and with research indicating that the numbers of Americans who identify as religious are declining , the Religious Right seems to be losing its grip on American politics. In some ways, that may be true : organized religion and church now trail behind the military, small business, and police for institutions in which the public has confidence. But for so many individuals, the effects of fundamentalist religion have left a deep, jagged scar on their lives as they suffer from the after-effects of spiritual abuse. I grew up in a fairly conservative, religious household. Members of my family for generations back were proud initial members of the Church of God , a Pentecostal denomination with extremely fundamentalist views.
In this episode, Dr. His articles appear in leading publications. He is often an expert for the media on NT issues. When traveling overseas, he will tune into the current game involving his favorite teams from Houston—live—even in the wee hours of the morning. Married for over 40 years to Sally, he is a proud father of two daughters and a son and is also a grandfather.