Greenville Reporter Remembers Miers Pastor
“Back in 1984, as a political writer for The News and Observer in Raleigh, I had the distinction of being tossed out of the state Republican Party’s convention as conservative ire boiled over at the N&O’s liberal bent.
Allies of then U.S. Sen. Jesse Helms dominated the convention and passed a resolution, quite unanimously, expelling all of N&O ilk.
As I was departing with colleague Rob Christensen, two steps ahead of an escort squad of Helms Youth, the convention chairman thundered: “The cancer has been removed.”
That chairman was Barry McCarty (left). Today, Dr. Barry McCarty is the preaching minister at conservative, evangelical Valley View Christian Church in Dallas, where, published reports say, anti-abortion literature is passed out.
By various accounts, one of his parishioners is a tithing Sunday school teacher who makes it back for an occasional Sunday service despite her job in Washington: Harriet Miers.”
–Political reporter Dan Hoover in The Greenville (SC) News, 10/9/2005.
[PFC Note: Barry McCarty came to Valley View Christian Church as Preaching Minister in March, 2004. Before McCarty, the Pastors of Valley View were Dennis Slaughter and Ron Key. The church has since split with about 200 members joining Key, according to a lengthy report that can be found at the religious studies site adherents.com.]