From John Pisciotta (The Protest Retireee)
1. Momentum growing for Protest Bank of America
Well it’s not quite December and Pro-Life Waco is already starting to get news coverage for #ProtestBOA. Just this morning American Family Radio started running a news story on our protest movement which now includes Waco, Austin, and Albuquerque. Weekly protests in Dallas begin Wednesday. Please contact me if you want to start #ProtestBOA in your hometown—big or small.
Throughout December, we will continue in Waco to protest each Tuesday at Bank of America downtown on Austin Avenue from 8:30 to 10:30 and then Bank of America branch at the corner of Lake Air and Valley Mills Drive (1100 Valley Mills Dr.) from 11 to 1 PM. This is where #ProtestBOA started way back on September 1. This movement needs to end with the decision of Bank of America in Charlotte, NC to sever all financial ties with Planned Parenthood.
Do you want to join the vanpool for this great adventure? Respond to let me know if you do. This will be an experience you’ll never forget. The vanpool will depart at 8:30 AM from St. Mary’s parish parking lot. We will return by about 4:30 after having a time for lunch and fellowship after the protest. I can’t wait to find out what good surprises are in store for us in Dallas. Wacoan will go to Dallas in a group for protest only this one time.
2. Life Chain outreach December 6
Rain or shine, we will have our Life Chain outreach this Sunday, December 6. I know we have done this for many years. But each time we step out in the public square, we have the opportunity to change and save lives. Come out with the family this Sunday from 2 to 3 PM at the intersection of Valley Mills Drive and Waco Drive. Just look for the billboard truck near Pei Wei restaurant. We will have signs for you to hold. We will also have yard signs and t-shirts to give as an expression of gratitude for your discipleship. Participation in Life Chain was down in November. Let’s not slide back in any way.
3. Second Sunday December 13 features prominent speaker, Juda Myers
Pro-Life Waco’s Second Sunday luncheon/meeting on December 13 may be our biggest gathering of the year. The location is parish hall of St. Mary’s Church in Waco—15th & Columbus. An Italian luncheon will be served throughout the noon hour—adults $3. Free for children, pregnant moms, and first-time attendees. For the meeting from 1-2 p.m., the featured speaker for the first half hour will be Juda Myers of Houston. Juda is an international speaker, singer, and author. Her CHOICES4LIFE ministry assists women pregnant after rape. Juda Myers will present her pro-life testimony and encouragement under the title of “Hostile Conception, Living with Purpose.” Yard signs and good fellowship are available free of charge to you.
4. Letter to the editor attack on Pro-Life Waco backfires on abortion supporter.
Rebuttals continue for the slanderous letter from Cheryl Foster intended to diminish the pro-life movement of Waco. Her letter, printed in the Waco Trib on November 15, was directed to me, but was intended for harm and falsely characterize the outreach of Pro-Life Waco. What was intended to undercut our efforts to build a Culture of Life has turned into our victory.
I know several pro-lifers from Waco and Facebook sent letters which have not yet been printed. I want to thank Kristen Cook, Doel Garcia, Ann Garrison, and Anne Myers for their strong letters of support that were printed. When the pro-abortion folks throw a curveball at us, we can knock it out of the park. The other side is playing hardball. I believe we must remain in control AND continue to respond strongly and boldly.
In spite of negative news coverage from Colorado, I intend to focus on local action, where together we can have a big impact.