I feel like I need to say this.

I want to personally thank Jimmy Draper for working so hard for guys like me.  On arriving in Nashville he had a signed copy of his autobiography waiting for me.  The guys around him speak very highly of him, and even when not "on the record."  They believe he is utterly sincere, and so do I.

Dr. Draper is doing all he can to understand my world when he has only known his world for so long.  I can only hope I will spend my whole life striving as hard as he has, and being willing to take the lumps he has taken (within the SBC), in order to understand before speaking.  He isn't the future of the SBC, but the future may be much better because of Jimmy Draper.

This is the point where I would blow the shofar.  :)