Person of the Year

A special thank-you goes to Waco Today editor Ken Sury and staff for the superb story on the magazine’s “Person of the Year,” Mission Waco executive director and Church Under the Bridge pastor Jimmy Dorrell. Mr. Dorrell devotes his life to all people, especially the poor and needy. As Jesus said in Matthew 9:12, “It is not the healthy who need a doctor but the sick.”

Rev. Dorrell deserves his front-cover recognition and generous write-up inside for his deep dedication and far-reaching contributions to mankind and our community, including ways we can all help address poverty. I thank the Tribune-Herald for choosing this great innovator and tireless worker for the kingdom of God.

Dana D. Phillips, Robinson

What’s left unsaid

At times, what is not said reveals more than what is spoken. In conjunction with opening a new facility in Waco, Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas (headquartered in Austin) produced a five-minute video about their services in Waco.

You would think that an organization that dominates a particular facet of “women’s health” would spotlight this fact. This did not happen. Neither the word “abortion” nor the euphemism of “abortion care” was mentioned in the promotional video. PPGT did not neglect abortion when they designed their new facility. The abortion wing is 3,000 square feet and over a third of the building.

Planned Parenthood must play down abortion because so many Central Texans abhor the thought of aborting pre-born babies and the devastating aftermath for so many mothers. Like defenders of pre-born babies, Planned Parenthood supporters realize that Central Texans will never accept abortion in their midst.

John Pisciotta, Pro-Life Waco director

Barton gone wild!

Has America become Sodom and Gomorrah on a bad day? Women coming out of the woodwork accusing Hollywood and political leaders as sexual predators! Republican Rep. Joe Barton now a nude pinup! Makes you lose your lunch!

From the president on down, I must ask: What is this country coming to? Men abusing women and out of control! Men gone wild!

Meg Hillert, Dallas

Okie angst

I am a native of Oklahoma, which is among the reddest of states. My great-great-grandparents were forced from Morgan County, Alabama, to Haskell County of the Choctaw Nation, Oklahoma, on the “Trail Where They Cried,” better known as the Trail of Tears. I migrated to Waco in 1968 for opportunity.

Your disdain for native Oklahomans is painfully evident by your incessant, embarrassing reminders in the form of political epistles from John Vickrey, now living in Norman, Oklahoma. What do you have against us? The Comanche raids on Central Texas ended long ago.

Ernie Wilson, Waco