Tuesday, March 07, 2023

Letters for Life, for Freedom, and for Sanity

It’s been quite a couple of days – preaching at Grace Bible Church on Sunday morning and then the dash to Aksarben Village Senior Living for our Sunday afternoon church service.  A very engaging time at both. And then Sunday night we were hustling to get things ready for two letter-writing parties on Monday. 

But before we could get to those events, we joined Keith for prayers and our pro-life witness outside the wicked abortion profiteer that is Planned Parenthood.  And oh, what a cold, cold wind was blowing down 92nd Street!

After that, we turned the heater on high for the drive home and so we were ready to finish our preparations for miniature egg casseroles, biscuits and jam, homemade kolaches (thank you, Jean!) juice and coffee for when the Hovanecs, Lawsons, and Morans arrived. Following our meal,  we settled in to write 50 + letters. Great job, guys!

Claire ran errands in the afternoon while I worked on editing the March edition of “When Swing Was King” which needed to be ready by Tuesday morning. Yipes.  And then we enjoyed the evening letter-writing party where John, Becky, Don, Ruth, and Claire and I wrote another 40 + letters.  Unfortunately, we didn’t have very many letter-writers present -- in comparison, the last one in December drew 25 people -- but all those involved did a really terrific job. 

By the way, the targets for our letters were as varied as usual.  They included:

* Urgent requests to Walgreens, CVS, and Rite-Aid to NOT distribute poisonous pills that kill preborn boys and girls.

* Polite, principled protests of the bizarre, counter-productive, and immoral “lurch to the loony left” that have been made by such companies as Bank of America, United Airlines (American and Southwest also), Best Buy, Home Depot, Kohl’s, Walmart, Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, Kellogg’s, and McDonald’s.

* Pro-life and pro-family concerns before the Nebraska Unicameral: LB626, LB179, LB169, LB316, and LR26CA.

* Advocacy for more just and humane treatment of religious persons from government officials in China, Eritrea, Iran, and North Korea.

* Several issues related to government action: the FBI harassing pro-life citizens; the foolish passion being demonstrated by the Department of Defense and Department of Education for formerly unthinkable immorality hiding under the terms “diversity & inclusivity;” vote fraud; and more.

* And then a lot of thank-yous to the good guys: Franklin Graham, Tim Tebow, Tucker Carlson, ADF, Nebraska Family Alliance, Joni & Friends, Samaritan's Purse, Senator Ricketts, and several others.

I may post a few sample letters tomorrow.  In the meantime, please consider grabbing paper and pen and writing a few notes of your own.  It’s way better to shine than whine!