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March 14, 2004

By Staff
Special thanks from Kornegay family
To the editor:
Words cannot express the gratitude the Kornegay family feels. We want to express our heartfelt thanks to you for your article ("City street renamed in Kornegay's honor," The Meridian Star, Feb. 28) and the editorial ("Hobert Kornegay Drive designated," The Meridian Star, Feb. 29) on the dedication of 39th Avenue from 7th Street to Highland Park as H. Kornegay Drive in honor of our loved one, Hobert Kornegay Jr.
Betty Young sowed the seeds. Jessie Palmer watered it, cultivated it and brought it to full bloom. Now generations will see the sign and ask, "Why the H. Kornegay Drive"? And his story will become legend he will forever be remembered, the Dentist, Civil Right Advocate, Councilman, Supervisor, Photographer and Father who helped to build Meridian.
The story will become a part of Meridian's history because your archives have a record of the dedication for posterity. Thank you again for everything.
Ernestine Kornegay
and family,
Common sense talk on abortion
To the editor:
After 31 years of rhetoric and 40 million babies dead, I feel it's time for some common sense talk concerning abortion.
Number one, children are a gift from God and I believe He has a purpose for every life.
Number two, all abortions cause the death of a human baby, and to kill is to break commandment No. 6.
Number three, to tell a woman that she has the right to kill her unborn child is the very worst decision the Supreme Court has ever made. It's unnatural from Eve in the Garden to women today. We are delegated to conceive and bear children.
We are to nurture; the dictionary says to nurture means tender care, education, food. Also we are to exhibit love and sweetness in our families. Children brought up in that kind of atmosphere are better adjusted, loving and able to reach out to help others in need.
Now consider what happens to women after an abortion. She can never forget it, nor can her husband. Typically, many turn to drugs, alcohol, depression. Some seek much-needed counsel. They are tormented by seeing every child that might be near the size and age of their aborted child, which causes them anxiety.
The following is from Solomon, said to be the wisest man that ever lived. "When there is moral rot within a nation, the government topples easily, but with honest sensible leaders there's stability." Also "Righteousness exalted a nation. Sin is a reproach to any people."
Think about it.
Mildred Smith, R.N.
We are all still sinners
To the editor:
Some people think that the "Passion of the Christ" is too violent and bloody. Others are angry at what the Jews and the Romans did to our Lord. But aren't we doing the same thing to Him?
It is very difficult, perhaps impossible, to imagine what our "cluster bombs" and missiles do to the frail human body, especially the bodies of children. And, "as much as you have done it to the least of these, you have done it to me."
Many people are crying after they see what "they" did to Christ two thousand years ago. Why aren't we crying because of what "we" are doing to Him now?
C.E. Swain
Wake up, America
To the editor:
The time has come for the "moral majority" of Americans to stand up and say, enough is enough. For years we have tried the politically correct system and what has happened our country has gone into a steady decline of decaying morals, educational standards and the "I don't care attitude."
America, it's time to wake up and speak up or we will not have a country. We can no longer let the majority ruin our lives. Our government encourages unwed women to have children by paying them support for their children. Our schools rank near the bottom worldwide and we are still lowering our graduation requirements so that "no child will be left behind." We have high school graduates who can not fill out job applications because they were "socially" passed on to the next grade rather than being held back and given an education. our prisons are full of these graduates.
Now, even religious leaders are disregarding their vows to God because they don't want to hurt anyone's feelings. America, it's time for all religions to stand fast against polluting our churches, synagogues, mosques and temples.
A rose by any other name is still a rose, you can take a word like "gay" and try to make it respectful for "queer," but it still means the same. What these people do at home is their sin, but don't contaminate our communities, air waves and theaters by flaunting their immorality in public.
The Christian Bible says that, "Man shall not lie down with man;" in fact, no major religion condones this practice. We are all sinners and we go to church for redemption of our sins, not to convert our churches.
The morality of our nation has sunk to a new low and is teetering on the brink of disaster. If we do not stand up now, we will be no better than Sodom and Gomorrah.
Wake up, America. Call and write to our politicians and judges and tell them to stand up for morality or they will be voted out of office. There is no middle ground. What good are jobs and trade if we lose our morality? If we are still a country "under God" then let's stand up for our beliefs.
Roy P. Gibbens