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Writer expected bitter hostility

Published: Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013 1:15 a.m. CDT

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.

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