Jeff Morey
This was a Nondenominational Forum
Wed Oct 23, 18:11

B.J.,

What made this Forum especially valuable was how you kept it strictly “nondenominational”. Worshippers of every stripe and conviction were welcome as long as proper decorum was maintained. Under this broad tent could be found “Wyatt Worshippers”, “Clanton Worshippers”, “Ringo Worshippers”, “Doc Worshippers”, “Morgan Worshippers”, “Billy Claiborne Worshippers”, “McLaury Worshippers”, “Behan Worshippers”, “Billy Allen Worshippers”, “Johnny-Behind-the-Deuce Worshippers”, “Buckskin Frank Worshippers”, “Billy Breakenridge Worshippers”, “Boyer Worshippers”, “H.F. Sills Worshippers” “Mrs. Martha King Worshippers”, and a sizeable bunch of unaffiliated agnostics who steadfastly refused to worship any of the above. They called themselves “Truth Seekers”, and they tenaciously questioned the misbegotten faith of each and every “Worshipper”.

Many Thanks!

Jeff Morey

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      • This was a Nondenominational Forum — Jeff Morey, Wed Oct 23 18:11
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      B.J., Count me among those who have appreciated the forum. Even thought Tombstoniana is not my focus, I've haunted the site for years and learned a lot. Dan
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          Interesting... Yahoo Groups is going away too, and on the same timeline. Curious as to whether the two are connected.
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