Amarillo home to many beliefs
value law, order
Amarillo Globe-News Online
really no surprise that the group called "Missionaries
of the Gospel of Life" selected Amarillo as the home for an expansive and
expensive facility dedicated to protecting the sanctity of life.
Amarillo's strong conservative reputation and tradition would seem to welcome
such a facility, which will serve as a training ground for religious leaders in
the ongoing pro-life movement.
Groundbreaking ceremonies were Thursday for the two-story, 38,000-square-foot
building project, which will include as many as eight buildings.
Obviously, the group's leaders, which include Amarillo Catholic Diocese Bishop
John W. Yanta, wanted to place the group in an area that recognizes the
importance of life and how the protection of life must be a priority.
importantly, Amarillo recognizes law and order, civility and the protection of
Organizations that can be described as pro-choice are battening down the
hatches, fearing the worst as the abortion debate could take center stage in
Amarillo. We hope - and believe - that such drastic steps as bulletproof
glass and security doors at Planned Parenthood of Amarillo and the Texas
Panhandle are not necessary. Not that the abortion debate has anything to
do with racism, but Amarillo proved it can conduct a civil - albeit a loud and
rowdy - public debate when the unwelcome Ku Klux Klan staged a downtown "rally"
earlier this month.
Amarillo is a conservative bastion - and that includes on the abortion issue -
we think the religious leaders who chose to make this area their new home made a
good choice for another reason also.
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