Daily Archives: December 12, 2008

Governor and Mrs. Charlie Crist – The Knot is Tied

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Gov. Charlie Crist became the first sitting Florida governor to wed in nearly 42 years, exchanging vows Friday evening with New York socialite Carole Rome in a 20 minute church ceremony.

Some attending the ceremony were former Florida Gov. Bob Martinez, former Olympic gymnast Shannon Miller, Tampa Bay Rays owner Stuart Sternberg, former U.S. Senator Connie Mack, Geraldo Rivera, Tampa Bay Buccaneers linebacker Derrick Brooks and Democratic Congressman Robert Wexler of Fla.

“She’s a beautiful first lady. I couldn’t be more excited,” Crist said after the ceremony, in which Rome wore a floor-length classic silk gown by a Spanish designer purchased at upscale Wedding Atelier in Manhattan. “It’s a great night for Florida and it’s a great night for us.”

See story and photos @ http://www.orlandosentinel.com/orl-bk-gov-charlie-crist-weds-121208,0,7014693.story

More about the wedding gown – “She selected a beautiful, classic silk Dupioni gown by a Spanish designer,” said Carrie Hung, owner of Wedding Atelier, whose dresses retail from just under $1,000 to $12,000.    http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/politics/elections/sfl-flbcristbride1202sbdec02,0,6873585.story

Posted:  12.12.08

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Early Morning Prayer Meeting at Blago’s Chicago Home (Updated)

A group of pastors were at Governor Blagojevich’s home  in Chicago this morning.  The Chicago Sun Times has a play by play @http://www.suntimes.com/news/metro/blagojevich/1328254,blagojevich-meets-with-reverends-121208.article

Rev. Marshall Hatch of the New Mt. Pilgrim Baptist Church

Rev. Steve Jones,  President of Baptist Pastor’s Conference

Rev. Leonard Barr, Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church

And Rev. Ira Acree, Greater St. John Bible Church, were in attendance at the early morning meeting.

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Governor Blagojevich greets pastors

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Rev. Hatch, (shaking hands), Rev. Acree, and Rev. Jones

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Rev. Leonard Barr and wife, Rita

Hmm.  I am all for prayer but does anybody else think it is a little unusual for at least four Baptist ministers to come to a home as early in the morning as 8:00  a.m. for prayer? Remember the old song, If Jesus Came to Your House?  It could be a little unnerving.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iOM1okyHx6E

Maybe this sheds a little light on it:  http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2007/05/thought_it_migh.html This list is not in alphabetical order, but all four of these pastors are on it.

Posted:  12.12.08   Updated:  12.12.08 11:00 p.m.

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