Febus, Stephen L.

Stephen L. Febus Services: No local services are planned. Stephen L. Febus, 63, of Fort Sumner, died Sunday, Feb. 1, 2004, at his home. He was born on Jan. 26, 1941, in Lancaster, Ohio, to Lowell R. and Geraldine Clora Witham Febus. He was raised in Lancaster, Ohio where he attended and graduated from high […]

Mincher, Irene

Irene Mincher Services: Have been held. Irene Mincher, 84, died Thursday, Jan. 1, 2004, at Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales. She was born July 8, 1919, in Cowden Community, Okla., to Vertie and Ephriam Megli. As a young girl, she moved with her family to the Foss Community in Oklahoma, where she met and married […]

Shocking news: There are gays among us

By Leonard Pitts Jr. Sometimes, the battle over gay rights reminds me of a science-fiction movie. I’m thinking “Invasion of the Body Snatchers” or one of those other golden oldies where humankind is infiltrated by an enemy that looks and sounds like us and is therefore able to hide among us, undetected. That was probably […]

Gay marriage has own set of problems

Mona Charen If you are like most Americans, you know that gay marriage is coming and you don’t feel you have the power to stop it. The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruled (4 to 3) that the state’s existing matrimonial laws are irrational and gave the legislature 180 days to revise them. President Clinton, you […]

A rift in the faith

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Father John Rollinson of St. James Episcopal Church in Clovis said he is considered an “old fossil” for opposing some denominational trends. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth By Darrell Todd Maurina Sunday’s consecration of Gene Robinson of New Hampshire as the first openly gay bishop in the Episcopal Church has led to protests from many […]

Portales Pastor applauds consecration

By Darrell Todd Maurina A former Anglican who pastors in Portales said Sunday’s consecration of the first openly gay bishop in the Episcopal Church is a victory for homosexual Christians. “We are obviously very pleased that a mainline denomination has come forward and consecrated someone who is openly gay,” said Rev. Christopher George, pastor of […]

Religion Roundup 10/17

Church of Christ hosts popular evangelical speakers on Sunday Evangelists Max Craddock and Mike Tackett will speak on the keys to living in the Kingdom of God this Sunday through Wednesday at 16th and Pile Church of Christ. Craddock and Tackett are speakers for the Christian television and radio program, “Key to the Kingdom,” taped […]

Credit, not blame, laid for 500th column

Bob Huber Today celebrates an historic event as memorable as the first three-day federal holiday or the research paper by a German professor named Waldseemuller who snubbed the myth of Christopher Columbus and declared Newark, N.J., was discovered by Amerigo Vespucci, thus labeling us “Damned Yankees” forever. What I’m talking about, without running up flags […]

Education focus should be coping, not hiding

By Leonard Pitts New York City school administrators begin filtering back to work next week. Students will return next month. And Harvey Milk High will become reality. That’s Harvey Milk as in the openly gay San Francisco politician who was famously murdered in 1978. Milk High, you see, is the nation’s first public school for […]

Why all the fuss about gay marriages?

Tibor Machan Canada is now recognizing gay marriages, and many in America think it is embarrassing that our country is lagging behind. Well, just wait a minute. When gay marriages are not being recognized it isn’t just that one is opposed to them. There can be full acceptance of such marriages while still resisting them, […]