This letter appeared in today’s Sentinel Record…
Remember the unborn
I want to thank the First Church of Nazarene, located on Central Avenue next to the expressway. They have crosses located on their church grounds that reflect the children who have been aborted for several years now. It is a soul-searching experience to see this and it hurts my soul to think we, as Americans, allow abortion to exist and using taxpayers money to fund it.
We now have the scientific information that life begins at conception. By eight weeks after conception, we have pictures of infants in their mother’s womb who have little toes on their feet. If I were God, who created the universe and all things in it and who is still creating human beings, I think I would be very sad.
With the election coming up and early voting beginning Monday, we each have been given a special privilege to vote for the person of our choice to represent us in government.
Please think of that person’s declaration they must sign to represent their political party’s way of governing. The abortion issue is on top of my heart right now. I am sure God is watching what we, as a nation, are going to do about this critical issue. Think of the scientists who may have already found the cure for Ebola that have been destroyed before they could ever take a breath.
If you plan to vote, please study all the issues on the table. I feel our nation will finally do the right thing about abortion, but maybe not in your or my lifetime.
JoAnn Selig Smith
Upon reading what was “on top of” Ms. Smith’s heart, I was moved to submit the following letter (to the newspaper that eschews Pat Oliphant for having the audacity to feature tatas in his political cartoons):
I, too, would like to thank First Church of Nazarene (on lovely, picturesque, bench-free Central Avenue) for its field of little white crosses. My first thought was that the miniature Flanders Fields was a reminder of all the people we killed during our precious-moment wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. But then I noticed the church’s gaudy (and not so picturesque) electronic billboard merrily flashing “We Stand With Israel.” So maybe all those pro-life, popsicle-stick crosses proudly represent the thousands of Palestinians massacred in Gaza, shot down like fish in a proverbial barrel.
Interesting that the little white crosses only sprout just before elections.
Hot Springs, Arkansas
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