Matt. 25 should remember the lighthouse

Letters to the editor

The Matt. 25 resource center sounds like a wonderful idea to help the needy.
However, open your eyes and see that we already have the Salvation Army and also the Lighthouse Mission that provide food, clothing, housing and spiritual needs to needy people each day. Hundreds are fed and clothed each month. None are turned away.
The Christ-serving Gomez family has struggled through many tears and hardships to serve in the ministry of the Lighthouse. It serves the needy with open arms of love and understanding. They already have a proven, helpful ministry.
As I see it, the Matt. 25 resource center could help the Lighthouse rather than work against a working ministry.
Why not use Matt. 25 efforts for the Lighthouse building project? Right now they have a rented building too small for their ministry. Planning to build a large building for all their resources, they have saved and purchased some lots. They are saving now for a new building of their own.
Money is coming in slowly. The new building will house a food kitchen, clothing-giveaway area and housewares area. They already have a place for spiritual guidance but could use more help with addicts.
Another ministry project would be to help them update the housing for the homeless.
The Gomez family has worked many years and has touched thousands with our community’s help. Why can’t this new surge of wanting to help be directed to the Lighthouse?
Don’t turn your back to a working ministry — just help enlarge it.
Think and pray about it
Sylva Compton
Clovis

Replacement Little House viable option
If the Girl Scouts really want to keep the Teola Artman Girl Scout Little House, then an architect could draw plans for the building and a contractor could remove usable material, doors, windows, etc. The building could then be demolished and a duplicate built on the site using contemporary materials.
Karl D. Spence
Clovis

Left wing is hypocritical about Limbaugh
I find it vastly amusing that the hypocritical far left who are bawling about the great Rush Limbaugh have forgotten what happens to their drug-addicted, sexually perverted heroes and heroines when they sin: They get commended for “confronting their personal demons” — and they get a slap on the wrist and rehab.
Conservatives are hardly rallying around Rush, just reminding the hypocritical far left of their attitudes whether it is Bill Clinton, the Kennedys or some half-baked Hollywood loud mouth.
I say let Rush get what they got.
As for Christianity, the letter writer who bawled that conservatives only forgive those of their political stripe obviously hasn’t darkened a church or seen any Christian publications lately.
We forgive those who ask for it.
When the left sin they say they have a right to do it and God is wrong. Conservatives like Rush take the blame and the pain.
Rush has made me even more proud to be a conservative than ever.
Sharon Faulkner
Portales

God has spoken on homosexuality
I am compelled to respond to a letter published Oct. 12.
Statements have been made by many people throughout history about the human condition in regard to our behavior. We all speak, unfortunately, from a viewpoint that is tainted by the very condition we would address. This fact is inescapable. I will do my best to speak as the oracles of God. (1 Peter 4:11)
Thomas Malthus was quoted as saying to the homosexual, “Join or die.” Charles Darwin is reported to have said, “The homogeneous organisms must be forced to change or be removed.” Freud is credited with the statement, “Homosexuals are sick, tormented, evil, a threat to children, and in need of conversion therapy.” Comte said, “The homosexuals destroy civilizations, marriages and families … they should be removed from society so the rest of us can evolve into the master race.”
These men offer solutions to a problem, but offer no alternative of any benefit to anyone. God tells us in Romans 3:22-23, “There is no difference, for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.”
True you won’t find any evolutionist ideas in scripture, but God is not silent about homosexuality!
In 1 Corinthians 6:9-10 we see homosexuality listed among other actions in life that disqualify us from inheriting the kingdom of heaven. But those in Christ have hope in verse 11: “And that is what some of you were. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the spirit of God.”
I am a sinner saved by the grace of God. I believe that Jesus is the Son of God. You can too, and live the abundant life, free from the grip of sin.
Kyle Gerzon
Clovis