As a proud member of the Waco community it is embarrassing to me how many non-Christian attitudes are abound here. For instance:
Christians do not condemn people unless they are seated in a jury box called upon to do so, even if someone deserves it. (David Koresh.)
Christians understand that the rectitude attached to criminal justice lies foremost in exoneration. We do not wish guilt on people. (Deeb trial, Lake Waco murders.)
Christians know that weaponry does not inanimately mold immortality. If so, it would behoove us to disarm out national forces, our police and our neighborhood sentinels. (Anti-gun laws.)
Christians do not condone or promote unnatural acts denounced in the Bible. We pray for the afflicted and offer counsel. (Gays-lesbians.)
Christians do not judge people according to the nature of their occupation. We respect a person’s ablity to excel at a legitimate task. (Dick DeGuerin, attorney for Deeb and Koresh.)
Let’s understand that legal representation does not uphold injustice. Remember, no criminal attorney has ever rendered a verdict on behalf of his client. We the people do that for him. And if we err, so be it. No one gets past the Supreme Judge of right and wrong.
Each day, the letter writers become more moronic and biased to discredit the members of Mount Carmel and slander their persons but to praise the ATF’s and FBI’s actions.
The rumor machine works overtime cranking out bogus allegations of sexual child abuse, unfounded and officially disputed by the child protection agency: rumors of a doomsday mentality, half-truths — you name it — apparently every possible means to brainwash the public that the authorities’ actions justified their means.
Political cover-ups and rumor-mongering are nothing new for Waco and this Bible-belt area.
It sorely reminds me of a sign at the entry of the old Park Drug Store at Fifth Street and Herring Avenue in the ‘40s through the ‘60s. It read:
“Beware — Waco is a cotton-picking town. Watch out for the nitpickers, thieves, liars and brother-in-law poker players.”