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Friday, March 10, 2006

Byrd's faith

Article in the Charleston Daily Mail:

U.S. Sen. Robert Byrd is thankful that he and his wife of nearly 69 years grew up in Christian homes where they were taught that faith is a matter of action.

"Erma and I grew up together," Byrd said. "We were raised in homes of coal miners. She was my sweetheart since 10th grade.

"We have always been thankful we lived in the homes of parents who were religious people. They didn't wear it on their sleeve. They were quietly religious."

It's not too surprising that the Byrds quietly put together a booklet of their most treasured scriptures and are giving them away. Byrd said he paid more than $3,000 to print 10,000 copies of the black-and-white booklets.

"We gave some to various churches and those churches gave them out," he said. "That was our way of spreading God's word. We were amply rewarded by the desire of people to have these."

Entire article well worth reading.


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