Writer expected bitter hostility
A long time ago, in 1978, I said to my pastor that I am taking up the sword, my pen. I will express my voice using the medium of letters to the editor. Other letters of purpose will also be present on the opinion page.
I want to, and I must, defend life from conception until death. I must proclaim a respect for life. I will emphasize the facts that all life in every stage has a right to life. I will express my beliefs and convictions with full accord and in complete harmony with God our father.
The pastor, in his rich Irish brogue, said: “Charles, I admire your resolution and determination. There will be little applause but bitter opposition.”
A current example is the letter to the editor from Sharon McLane [“Letters need to ease up on abortion issue,” The Reader’s Voice, Nov. 7].
In my years of study, opinions are a source of learning. Repetitions make an impression, like a Bud Light commercial or a Geico commercial.
My eyesight continues to fail me. The day shall come when I will put my sword, my pen, in its scabbard.
My ears ring with, Truth will never win a popularity contest.