Pat Davis a former police officer and openly gay man from New Mexico running for Congress has started running a unique television spot for himself where he lays it all on the line saying “Fuck the NRA” and promising change if he is elected to Congress.
A Democratic congressional candidate is out with a new TV ad using far more explicit language than the usual political spot. “Fuck the NRA,” Pat Davis says in the 15-second ad. “Their pro-gun policies have resulted in dead children, dead mothers and dead fathers.”
Davis is an Albuquerque city council member running for the Democratic nomination in New Mexico’s 1st Congressional District, and his provocative spot is an attempt to distinguish himself in his crowded primary.
It’s a six-way contest, and fellow Democrats Deb Haaland and former U.S. attorney Damon Martinez are considered the front-runners. If Haaland wins, she would become the first Native American woman elected to Congress.
The ad ran yesterday on Albuquerque’s CBS affiliate with an “inappropriate language” warning. The station’s manager says they were forced to run the ad as-is because by law they are not permitting to censor or edit political ads.
Authorities investigating a paramilitary Christian sect for child sexual abuse say they looking into whether the New Mexico group brought children into the country illegally. Cibola County Sheriff Tony Mace told The Associated Press Tuesday that investigators found numerous children during a Sunday raid of the armed Aggressive Christianity Missions Training Corps in remote Fence Lake.
During the raid, authorities arrested three sect members in connection with a child abuse and child sex abuse investigation. A former group member was arrested in Truth or Consequences. Sect co-leader Deborah Green was arrested on charges that included failure to report the birth to child abuse and sexual penetration of a minor. Peter Green, also known as Mike Brandon, faces 100 counts of criminal sexual penetration of a child on suspicion of raping a girl “at least four times a week” from the time she was 7, according to court documents. – The Albuquerque Journal
The Southern Poverty Law Center lists the The Aggressive Christianity Missions Training Corps (also known as the Holy Tribal Nation, the Free Love Ministries, or the Life Force Team) as a hate group. The “Christian fundamentalist”, Biblicist, theocratic cult was founded in 1981 by James and Deborah Green (sometimes collectively referred to as the Generals; and has a military structure, partially based on the original pattern of the Salvation Army.
An excerpt from their website on the 2015 ruling that made same-sex-marriage legal in all 50 states reads:
The June 26, 2015 decision to make same-sex marriage the law of the land came not from Satan, but from God! WHAT?? That’s right. We have, for years, told you this. We have said time after time—over the years—that unless America, and specifically “the church,” did not REPENT of their evil ways, God would use “pink terrorism” to: #1—call His true people OUT of the “Babylonian Jesus” churches, and AWAY from the worship of America (which is idolatry); #2—seal Satan’s people in their evil, damnable ways.
AS THE FALLOUT from the Pink Stink Sodomite (PSS) bomb settles over this godless America, things are yet to take their final place. Christians and non-compliant non-Christians can still raise HELL! We expect this. This is the whole reason…to get Americans off their lazy behinds and on to the frontlines TO FIGHT FOR WHAT IS RIGHT. Fight not against God/His Word, but fight against the evil satanic principalities, powers, the rulers of darkness of this world, and against wicked spirits in high places, i.e., family, church, and state (Eph. 6:12).
At a news conference Monday New Mexico’s Republican Gov. Susana Martinez says that her state’s Supreme Court has spoken and that she will not back the campaign to overturn same-sex marriage.
Martinez said several times last summer — when several county clerks across the state began issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples — that she believed state voters should decide the issue by way of a ballot question on whether to amend the state constitution. “I think what I said before was that yes, the people should have decided on it, but the Supreme Court has decided,” the governor said Monday when asked by a reporter about the issue. “And it’s now the law of the land.” Asked whether that meant she wouldn’t push for the Legislature to pass a measure like Sen. Bill Sharer’s Senate Joint Resolution 6, Martinez responded, “It’s the law of the land. The Supreme Court has spoken.” Sharer’s measure would put on the general election ballot a constitutional amendment defining marriage as a union of one man and one woman. Proposed amendments to the constitution aren’t subject to a governor’s veto.
And while Martinez won’t back the campaign to overturn the ruling be damn sure that other groups will move forward with it.
The New Mexico Association of Counties and clerks statewide filed a petition seeking clarity in a legal dispute that has changed rapidly in the past two weeks since a southern New Mexico clerk independently began issuing marriage licenses to gay and lesbian couples.
Since then, seven other counties followed — some because of court orders in response to lawsuits by same-sex couples.
More than 900 marriage licenses have been granted to gay and lesbian couples in the state, according to the lawsuit.
It remains uncertain whether the Supreme Court will accept the case.
“The bottom line is we’re looking for a uniform answer,” said Steve Kopelman, general counsel for the county group. “There’s a controversy here. This is not a simple issue legally. But we’re not weighing in on the moral issue. We’re weighing in on the law.”
Eight counties in new mexico are currently issuing marriage licenses to gay, bisexual and lesbian couples after realizing that State law does not define marriage as between a man and a woman. Nor does it prohibit same-sex marriage
Thanks to some brave county clerks who after realizing that New Mexico’s marriage laws aren’t gender specific Jen Roper, a terminally inn women whose struggles with cancer may soon be coming to an end, married her wife, Angelique Neuman, in a small ceremony close to the hospital after 21 years.
“I cried a lot,” Jen Roper told local news station KOAT. “But I was so privileged at being able to be officially and completely recognized as her wife … I feel extremely privileged over the support that we’re getting.”
The couple had filed an emergency lawsuit with the help of the ACLU and the National Center for Lesbian Rights, the Sutin Law Firm, and Albuquerque attorneys Maureen Sanders, Kate Girard, and Lynn Perls before county clerks in Dona Ana country began issuing marriage licenses to same sex couples.
Said Jen Nueman: “Even when I was a little kid, I always dreamed of growing up and getting married … I knew Jen was the one almost as soon as we met, and I don’t want to lose the opportunity to marry her. It is very important to us that our relationship is recognized as what it is: a marriage.”
The happy couple had adopted and raised three boys during their 21 years together.
Congratulations to Jen and Angelique!
And THANK YOU to the New Mexico County Clerks and Judges who helped make their dream and many others possible in the name of equality.
Now that Dona Ana County in New Mexico is issuing same-sex marriage licenses and State Attorney General Gary King has said that he won’t challenge the county’s move, because “the state’s marriage statutes are gender neutral and do not expressly prohibit issuing marriage licenses to same-gender couples. A New Mexico district judge has ordered the Santa Fe County clerk to start issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples, after she had refused to do so.
The order issued late on Thursday by Judge Sarah Singleton comes in a lawsuit by two Santa Fe men. It represents the first time a New Mexico judge has ruled that gay and lesbian couples can be married, said Rep. Brian Egolf, a lawyer representing the men. The order mandates that Santa Fe County Clerk Geraldine Salazar issue the marriage licenses or appear in court to tell the judge why that shouldn’t happen.
Meanwhile coming on the heels of Judge Singleton’s order New Mexico Republican Sen. William Sharer of Farmington along with two dozen GOP lawmaker will file a lawsuit by the end of next week, seeking a court order to stop Santa Dora County Clerk Lynn Ellins from issuing the marriage licenses.
“It has to do with a county clerk cannot make law. That is the Legislature’s job,” said Sharer, who sponsored a constitutional amendment in 2011 to define marriage as between a man and woman.
Eliis said he decided to go forward with issuing the same-sex marriage licenses after reading the states statutes and determining that “any further denial of marriage licenses to these couples violates the United States and New Mexico Constitution and the New Mexico Human Rights Act.”
So far over 100 gay couples have already gotten their licenses.
Gay couple Ron McCoy and Chris Bowers traveled to Albuquerque, New Mexico last month for its annual Pride Festival , but it also seemed that they traveled back in time when a driver on an airport shuttle bus demanded that they move to the back of the bus because he was disgusted and appalled that they were holding hands.
McCoy said he and his partner sat in the front of a shuttle bus, holding hands when a driver discriminated against them.
“I saw him look at us, look down at his hands and he looked so angry,” McCoy said. “He just blurted out at me, he goes, “’Okay, if you’re going to do that, you’re going to the back of the bus.'”
Shocked and not wanting to cause problems, the couple obeyed. Once the shuttle stopped at its destination, however, the couple asked the driver why he forced them to move.
“I said, ‘I think it was because you didn’t like the fact that I was holding my partner’s hand.’ He goes, ‘See, now you’re telling on yourself.’ My partner responds, ‘Well, that’s discrimination,’ and the driver responds, ‘You’re telling on yourself again,’” McCoy said.
A woman, originally from Albuquerque, witnessed the confrontation and jumped in. “I told the bus driver that I was completely appalled that anybody would be treated this way,” said Bernadette Aguirre.
“And the driver looks back at us and goes, ‘I’ll show you what’s appalling,’ and he points to us,” McCoy said.
The back of the bus? RELLY? I ask you is there any location more symbolic of bigotry and in American history?
A gay man and his partner who want to remain anonymous in fear of retaliation was severely beaten after leaving the Effex Club in Alberquerque, New Mexico on Saturday.
“I was pushed back and held back we were both sprayed in the face with pepper spray just before they started to chase us,” the man said.
He said he and his partner stopped to help a girl on a downtown sidewalk when five men ran after them yelling derogatory statements about their sexual orientation. Then, he said they started kicking his significant other. “His knee was shattered. His leg was broken and he’s in a lot of pain,” he said. “I am scared to go downtown and it’s up to you and to you to help make this a safe place not just for the gay community, but for all people.”
Dozens in the local gay community are demanding change saying they don’t feel safe in downtown Albuquerque. They claim there have been a lot of problems before this weekends beating and on Wednesday pleaded with the mayor’s office and the police department to make some serious changes.
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“Dozens in the local gay community are demanding change saying they don’t feel safe in downtown Albuquerque. They claim there have been a lot of problems before this weekends beating and on Wednesday pleaded with the mayor’s office and the police department to make some serious changes. ‘I don’t think there’s any way to describe how horrible it is,’ said the victim.
Police are not classifying it as a hate crime at this time because the motivation for the crime, they say, is unclear.
(Although you would think that the fact that they chased them “yelling derogatory statements about their sexual orientation” and that it happened outside a gay nightclub would give the cops a fucking clue.)