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LIFE + FAITH LEXINGTON HERALD-LEADER | KENTUCKY.COM SATURDAY, JUNE 23, 2012 BAPTISTS ICHTHUS From Page B6 From Page B6 Saturday. That means getting one band off the stage and the next one ready to rock as quickly as possible for audiences that can number more than 10,000 in the great outdoors, which brings with it its own set of challenges. On the main stage, that means relying on a crew of stagehands and roadies to move gear on and off the stage while the band stays out of sight. For an upand-coming act on the side stages, band members are their own roadies until the moment they start playing and again when they stop. “We’re used to hauling our own stuff,” Brandon Heiney says, just a moment after carrying his own 50-pound guitar amplifier off the Edge Stage. For him and his bandmates in Cincinnati-based The Stand Still, schlepping heavy equipment on and off stage is a fact of life. And they say they have it easier at Ichthus than a lot of other places they play, where they have to haul all of their own gear on and off stage. The Ichthus Festival provides drum kits and amplifiers to bands on all its stages, including the main stage. Artists can elect to use their own gear, and Heiney says he prefers his amplifier, which has an effects processor that wouldn’t have been compatible with the festival-supplied gear. He admitted, though, that he would love to have been able to use the sweet amp that was provided. “This is all gear we dream of buying,” he said. Drummer Matt General said he enjoyed having the festival kit to use. It had a few more features than his PRATHER From Page B6 We were taught that our government was benevolent and fair, that Abe Lincoln once walked miles to repay a customer 6 cents he’d overcharged, and that the police were friends we could count on to help us if we got lost. Anybody overseas we Americans had to fight — well, they were evil, and it was our duty to keep the world safe for Christianity and democracy. Foreign armies pillaged and massacred; ours dealt justly with our enemies and handed chocolate bars to their children. I never questioned any of this. The adults said it was so, and thus it was. I lived in a cocoon, a happy cocoon if you were a white, middleclass schoolboy. But step by step, over 10 or 12 years, my beliefs were dismantled. We were isolated, but no one existed in so remote a place as to escape the tumults of the 1960s and 1970s. When I was 7, John F. Kennedy was assassinated. Walking back to my secondgrade classroom from the hallway water fountain, I overhead the principal whisper to my teacher, “The president’s been shot.” Next came the civil rights movement. Often the television blared as my family ate supper, and I remember watching grainy footage of police attacking unresisting marchers. I couldn’t understand what was going on. Weren’t the police our friends? Were “colored people” (the term then in use) bad? How? Then the horrors from Vietnam arrived on TV, too. I watched massive college demonstrations against the war. At 12, I saw the police themselves riot against antiwar protesters in Chicago, bashing heads for no apparent reason. That same year, Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert Kennedy were murdered. At My Lai, it turned out, some of our soldiers hadn’t given candy bars to Vietnamese kids, but coldly mowed them down with M-16s. Magazines sold at our corner drugstore carried gory photos of the carnage. The Pentagon Papers RICH COPLEY | rcopley@herald-leader.com Nick Toebbe, left, and Phil Moore waited while Kutless wrapped up its set Thursday at the Ichthus Festival. As soon as a band finishes, the stage crew jumps into action, prepping for the next act. own kit which he said was pretty basic. With their own gear, The Stand Still can set up and break down in 10 to 15 minutes, which is the requirement at most places where the band plays. “We don’t mind,” Heiney says. “We are just happy to have this stage to play on.” That’s not too different from what happens on the main stage, where Kutless’s gear is fairly quickly moved into a staging area backstage. Headliners are the only acts that get to play on all their own gear, Mitchell says. All other acts are asked to use communal drum kits and other gear. “They’re professionals, and they understand that while they would like to use their own equipment, this is a festival, and we are trying to give the fans the most acts we can on the main stage,” Mitchell says. To get set up, the main exposed the systematic falsehoods and obfuscations the public had been fed to gain support for a questionable war. And then, in my last couple of years of high school: Watergate. The president of the United States turned out to be not a hack or a dissembler, but a law-breaking, amoral, paranoid demagogue. As the revelations of Richard Nixon’s plots, ravings and crimes emerged, some of my buddies, parroting their parents, would say, “Nixon’s not so bad. He didn’t do anything all the rest of them haven’t done.” I found that cold comfort. So other presidents were felons, too? Later, as the subsequent Watergate books came out, I devoured them: Woodward and Bernstein’s All the President’s Men, memoirs by Nixon’s gang of hooligans — John Dean, Chuck Colson, G. Gordon Liddy. They all bore the same lesson: Your public guardians might well be your worst enemies. The stories and principles I’d been taught as a kid? Myths. The national debacles of that era demoralized me. If you couldn’t trust the police or the military, if you couldn’t even trust the president, who could you trust? Many people my age reacted to Watergate and those other events with a collective shrug. But others of us, perhaps too sensitive for our own good, were transformed into entrenched skeptics. Some veered hard to the right. When I see today those angry, portly, gray-haired guys holding forth at Tea Party rallies about government lies and corruption, what I hear are 17-year-olds who never recovered from Watergate. Some veered equally hard to the left. They’re sure a diabolical right-wing cabal runs the nation. Some dropped out of the process altogether. I didn’t do those things. But I became an incurable contrarian. When the Democrats are in power, I root for the Republicans. When the Republicans get in, I can’t wait to vote them out. Getting disabused of your childhood notions is part of growing up. You quit believing in the Easter bunny and move on. That’s healthy. stage headlining act always arrives early in the morning and sets up and tests its equipment. Then everything else is set up in front of it. So, as Kutless’s gear and the communal equipment was pulled away Wednesday night, Switchfoot’s stuff was revealed, and a volunteer crew of a dozen or so were setting things in place. Meanwhile, the bands were nowhere to be seen. They were resting up, getting ready for the show. “That is the goal,” The Stand Still bassist Aaron Bowling says. “One day, we want to be one of those main-stage bands.” Heiney says, “I’ll still probably go out and test everything myself. I’m pretty particular about my guitar sound.” IF YOU GO Ichthus Festival When: Through June 23 Where: Ichthus Farm, 9521 Harrodsburg Rd., Wilmore Tickets: $38 adults, $25 ages 7-10 June 22 only; $32 adults, $20 ages 7-10 June 23. Available only at gate. Learn more: (859) 858-3001, Ext. 110. Ichthusfestival.org. SCHEDULE Main Stage Saturday: Chris Tomlin, Tenth Avenue North, The Afters, Plumb, DecembeRadio Ichthus late night Saturday: Deep End Stage, Transform DJs. Galleria stage, Chris August. Edge Stage, Sumerlin, Visible Worship Band. KOTW 1 Stage, Air 5 and Friends. KOTW 2 Stage, Nothing Til Blood. Sancrosanct Stage, The Protest, Light Up the Darkness. Rich Copley: (859) 231-3217. Twitter: @copiousnotes. Blog: copiousnotes.bloginky.com. But those of us who came of age during the Watergate years experienced an unusually brutal series of awakenings, of which Watergate itself was the capstone. Its legacy is that a big portion of us find ourselves unable to extend faith toward our leaders. When disciples of all nations. Luter was unopposed when he was elected in front of thousands of enthusiastic delegates in his hometown of New Orleans. At the news conference, he spoke about the decline in SBC membership. He described his own efforts in his church, including intensive outreach to men, and he expressed his concern that men in his inner-city neighborhood weren’t taking responsibility for their children. He began to cry as he recalled growing up with a divorced mother and no father in the house, saying he asked God, “Let me be that role model to my son that I didn’t have.” And he recounted how his son followed him into ministry and asked Luter to be his best man at his wedding. Luter described what he hopes to achieve for the convention, saying he has the ability to get along with everyone. He plans to use that skill to bring denominational leaders together to discuss how they can set aside differences and work together to spread the Gospel. He said it was unrealistic to think that the SBC would become less political, but “we can do it in a way that won’t offend other people.” Pastor David Crosby of First Baptist New Orleans nominated Luter, calling him a “fire-breathing, miracle-working pastor.” 2ND UNEXPECTED WEEK! Crosby said the SBC SAT/SUN: 1:00 3:10 5:20 7:40 9:40 needs Luter at the head of the table as it increasingly focuses on diversifying its membership. “Many leaders are convinced this nomination is happening now by the provenance of God,” he said. Paul Prather is pastor of Bethesda Church near Mount Sterling. Email him at pratpd@yahoo.com. movie guide for descriptions of movies playing in central kentucky, see Weekender on Fridays or 24/7 Party Info 502-863-3979 Movie Info 502-863-0055 BRANNON CROSSING 14 401 Outlet Center Dr. Georgetown, KY Brannon Crossing @ Nicholasville Road 888-94-FILMS WWW.AMSTARCINEMAS.COM A Roaden Enterprise, Inc. 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Two female ushers from the Franklin Avenue congregation embraced, swaying and weeping with joy. “I think I’m just too overwhelmed by it right now to speak,” said another member, Malva Marsalis. A minister from Luter’s church, Darren Martin, said the SBC’s past support of slavery and segregation are well known, but Luter’s election was “a true sign … that change from within has really come. … Christ is at the center of the SBC.” Luter’s supporters say that having someone whose background is so different from many past presidents, both because he is black and because he leads an inner-city church, will be good for the SBC. It shows the outside world that the denomination has changed, and it helps within the denomination to have more diversity of perspective in the leadership. 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