5/23 Letters to the editor

Christian group deserved hospitality
Regarding Friday’s article, ‘“Progressive’ Christians spread message in Clovis,” by Tonya Garner:

Upon reading the article I was concerned that God would deal harshly with the Christian community and the Clovis Ministerial Alliance as the twin cities of Sodom and Gomorrah for committing the same sin of failing to show hospitality to strangers in their midst.

Then upon reflection I realized that the God I follow is one of justice, love, and tolerance and one that provides all a second chance.

Christopher George

Anyone has right to question dependability of candidates
I have news for everyone who has so vehemently attacked Chet Spear for his May 10 letter (“Sheriff should be willing to risk life”). Anyone has the right and obligation to question the dependability, trustworthiness and dedication of Matt Murray or any candidate running for one of the most powerful law enforcement positions in the state in any manner they choose.

In response to Michelle Holguin’s May 17 letter (“Mudslinging letter unfair, out of line”), Matt Murray didn’t just “come upon” the horrific wreckage that fateful night in 1992. He was already deeply involved in the situation before the drunken driver ever got that far. By his own admission in the CNJ coverage of the trial, Murray set up his patrol car as a roadblock between Charles Landgraf and Clovis, but abandoned that post after realizing his life was in danger.

Spear’s point in his letter was that when law enforcement officers strap on the uniform, they also strap on the responsibility of the job, which entails putting their lives on the line. Past performance indicates Matt Murray isn’t willing to do that.

After resigning as a Curry County deputy, Murray was later appointed Curry County sheriff by the County Commission. He left that position, too.

Before all the letters pour in regarding my right to voice my opinion about this county’s sheriff candidate’s credibility, let me save them the trouble. As a resident of Parmer County, Texas, I am separated from Curry County by railroad tracks. I travel the roads of Curry County every day, have a business in Curry County and pay taxes in Curry County and in the state of New Mexico. I am very concerned about who will be in charge of patrolling Curry County to prevent and solve real crimes.

Glenda Bly