Show a true respect for life:
The proposed coal-fired power plants are distressing to many people of faith because they fly in the face of the core religious teaching of "respect life."
This means defending human life by reducing pollution and fostering an environment where human life can thrive, especially at its most fragile beginnings. This includes keeping unborn babies safe from toxins like mercury.
Respect for life means using God's gifts wisely and conservatively and building respectful communities that honor each person's voice, not autocratically "fast-tracking" decisions that will effect Texan's lives for years to come.
It also means respect for our capacity as God's children to grow and change; to solve problems as a community, and to love each other and the environment we share.
Bee Moorhead, executive director, Texas Impact, Austin
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