Pro-life at all stages
For all of us who believe, speak, support and promote the sanctity of life, this is our time to lead. The many children coming to our borders are the fruits of our life, the sign of our achievements in supporting life in all its stages. This is our hour to shine and to show the way.
Pro-life groups of all stripes and political persuasions must come forth and assist these children. They are the success of our beliefs. We have money to provide for all. Our churches and organizations have artwork, real estate, gold and silver that could be turned into food, blankets, medical attention, education and housing. Our beliefs will only be strengthened when we pray in churches, less the glitter and bling.
Failure to embrace this child immigration, to show our commitment to the beauty of life from its very beginning and in all its forms, will lend support to the many voices promoting family planning.
Our failure to step up at this important hour will give undying support to those who claim the evils of overpopulation and the need for birth control.
Howard Wiedman Winter Park
Unwanted firetruck could do good work
I am a frequent visitor to Central Florida, and I have a family member who is a long-time resident. It was with dismay that I read recently that the town of Casselberry has put a firetruck up for auction, as opposed to donating it to a charity such as Pink Heals Guardians of Central Florida.
My first thought is perhaps the town is not familiar with Pink Heals, either the national organization or the local chapters throughout the country. Their mission is to care for neighbors and support women. This group was originally composed of firefighters throughout the country. I ask, who has a bigger heart and sense of community or has given more than our local firefighters?
The natural growth in recent years has seen the involvement of law enforcement and now school systems. They have also grown in whom they offer to support — not only women battling cancer but also those who are fighting other life-threatening diseases. They use their pink trucks to spread the word of their mission throughout the country.
I believe that Casselberry is the kind of town that would support such a cause.
Kathy Hallgring Middletown, R.I.
Buffalo does have fans in Orlando
Five will get you 10 that sports columnist David Whitley has never been to Buffalo ("Bills need dose of star power," Orlando Sentinel, Thursday).
I'm not even sure he ventures outdoors in Central Florida. Every day I see numerous license-plate frames, decals, T-shirts and hats sporting the Buffalo Bills logo. This is a far greater number than "almost nobody."
As a native Buffalonian (Cheektowagan, to be more specific), no matter if the Bills or Sabres or Bisons win or lose — and they mostly lose — they are always in our hearts. We are a hardy bunch raised on lake-effect snowstorms.
I agree that you probably will find few Orlando Magic fans in Buffalo. Why would any Buffalonian want to adopt a bunch of whiney losers, when they have their own hometown also-ran teams?
Whitley can keep his commentary to himself. Apparently, he has no idea what real sports fans are.
Michael J. Wierzbowski Lake Mary