District 42 State Senate candidate profile: Gay Kernan

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Courtesy photo Gay Kernan is a District 42 State Senate candidate. Editor’s note: The Clovis News Journal asked District 42 State Senate candidates to answer the following questions in 300 words or less. The answers were edited for spelling and style. The primary is June 3, the general election Nov. 4. Name: Gay G. Kernan […]

Sen. Gay Kernan plans to run for re-election

CNJ staff Sen. Gay Kernan, R-Hobbs, announced Monday her intention to run for re-election in District 42. Kernan has represented District 42 for five years. The district consists of Lea County and also parts Curry, Roosevelt, Chaves and Eddy counties. Kernan’s legislative priorities include improving education, providing fair and balanced funding to the schools and […]

Portales man charged with cattle theft

By Casey Peacock: Freedom Newspapers A 29-year-old Portales man was arrested last week and charged with cattle theft, according to a press release from the Roosevelt County Sheriff’s office. Christopher Neil Gay, 29, stole five heifers and a calf a month ago from a ranch on N.M. 267 near Floyd, according to police. Police located […]

Prejudice feelings permeate society

By Karl Terry: Freedom Newspapers NBA basketball star Tim Hardaway’s anti-gay comments prior to the All-Star game point up bigotry is alive and well in our country and shows up in all colors, backgrounds and economic situations. Hardaway is a black man in a country where black males have historically been the target of more […]

Walking in others’ shoes good exercise

By Leonard Pitts: Syndicated columnist This is for a reader who demands to know why I write about gay issues. His conclusion is that I must secretly be gay myself. Actually, he doesn’t express himself quite that civilly. To the contrary, his e-mails — which, until recently, were arriving at the rate of about one […]

Homosexuality not something to hide

By Leonard Pitts: syndicated columnist Today’s topic: flaunting homosexuality. Exhibit A: Doogie. Meaning Neil Patrick Harris who, in another life, was the title character in “Doogie Howser, M.D.,” the tale of a boy genius who becomes a doctor. Recently, Harris was outed on a gossip Web site. His response in a statement to people.com said […]

Marriage no place for big government

By Tibor Machan : Syndicated Columnist The charge that George W. Bush is merely trying to kowtow to his base with his promotion of a constitutional ban on gay marriage sounds plausible enough, but that’s really not the crucial issue. Never mind his motives. Whether the idea is sound is what counts. Should the Constitution […]

‘Progressive’ Christians spread message in Clovis

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CrossWalk America participants, from left, Brad Wilson, Eric Elnes, Rebecca Glenn and Mark Creek-Water head east on U.S. 60/84 into Clovis on Thursday. (Staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer They say they are passing through the area spreading Jesus’ message of love. Their self-described progressive views on Christianity, however, are not […]

Preacher Fred Phelps gay, not crazy

By Leonard Pitts: Syndicated columnist Allow me to share with you an epiphany. I think Fred Phelps is gay. Not that I’d have any way to know for sure, and not that there’s anything wrong with that. But it seems obvious to me that Freddie has spent a little time up on “Brokeback Mountain,” if […]

Gay, Jimmy

Jimmy V. Gay, 75, died Thursday, Feb. 16, 2006, at Farwell Convalescent Center. He was born to Reba Leona Raburn and Bonnie Britt Gay on July 27, 1930 in Bovina. He was preceded in death by his mother, father and a multitude of friends He is survived by a son, Jimmy R. Gay (and wife, […]