Letters to the Editor

Offensive show; women’s health; biggest fear

Offensive show

Thank you for the Nov. 29 story headlined “Fair warning,” which detailed the Bass Hall show (The Book of Mormon) as being “profane, offensive, vulgar, sacrilegious” in the name of “blessed” entertainment.

This article ensured that my season ticket seats would remain empty as a boycott of what I would not define as “blessed.”

Then I read that this show gets “well-deserved praise” as it seeks to “offend everybody.” Good humor never seeks to offend anyone.

Jesus taught good humor when he said, “Render to Caesar what belongs to Caesar and to God what belongs to God.”

Newspaper writers should learn that the word blessed refers to holiness and not vulgarity.

Deborah Fleischmann,

Fort Worth

Women’s health

From rejection of Syrian refugees to attempts to defund Planned Parenthood, I continue to be dismayed and disheartened by the use of the Christian tradition to justify turning our backs on the most vulnerable people.

As a native Texan and a local pastor of First Congregational United Church of Christ, I applaud Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas’ suit brought in federal court to block Texas’ political efforts to ban Planned Parenthood health centers from the Medicaid program.

Planned Parenthood provides essential healthcare screenings, exams and birth control to 13,500 low-income Texans statewide each year through Medicaid.

As long as their healthcare services are needed, this Christian intends to stand up and fight back so Planned Parenthood can continue to be a trusted healthcare resource for some of the most vulnerable Texans.

Lee Ann Bryce, Fort Worth

Biggest fear

I’ve faced death on a number of occasions. I’ve been shot at and I’ve been in auto accidents.

I was a sergeant in the U.S. Air Force. I’m (at least close to being) an old man.

And do you know what scares me more than all the Islamic terrorists, criminals, communicable diseases, muggers and thieves in the world?

My Republican “representatives.”

This is not a joke.

Stephen Kelly, Arlington

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