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Monday, February 06, 2012

Senator Tim Z. Jennings Rises on Senate Floor to Support PRC Appointee

Senator Tim Z. Jennings rises to a point of personal privilege on the Senate floor today. Senator Jennings wanted to comment on Governor Martinez's most recent appointment to the PRC. Gov. Martinez appointed Doug Howe an openly gay man to serve on the Public Regulation Commission. Sen. jennings said that it is time we put the matter of sexual preferences aside. The government has no business in any persons bedroom. The matter of sexual orientation should never be brought up about anyone. "Our Country is a Country of freedoms." said Jennings.

Sen. Jennings stressed the need for talented, smart, thoughtful people to be within government positions, including at this point within the troubled PRC. "Let the man do his business, he is very qualified." Jennings stated "What matters is what is the best for the State of New Mexico."

Recently, NMPolitics.net posted a story regarding Martinez and the appointment of Howe and the holy man Pastor Steve Smothermon of the Legacy Church in Abq. Smothermon was openly expressing his disgust at Gov. Martinez. Why is the pastor disgusted? Because Martinez had the audacity to appoint a gay man to the PRC.

Full of love for his flock, as long as you are not LGBT. The Legacy Church has over 20,000 New Mexicans who attend this church. Please note that Smothermon is no stranger to controversy, in fact he may thrive in it. The Albuquerque Journal published a piece about Smothermon on Dec. 4, 2011, called Pulpit and Politics. A quote from that article; Smothermon preaching from the pulpit, “Whoever said the church shouldn’t be involved in the political things of our day? That’s the question. Let me give you the answer. … God’s word never said that.”

Smothermon clearly answers to a higher authority. His interpretation of the higher authority is very restrictive regarding the LGBTQ community and what jobs the LGBTQ community can have. I suggest Pastor Smothermon watch the movie "The Help", those racist, bigots in that movie owning slaves also thought they were justified for such inhuman behavior towards another human.

Jennings continued, "How we have to work to get along and that devisive comments do not advance the needs of the state." Jennings congratulated the Governor for her choice of Howe. Perhaps Howe can get the PRC going on the right path again.

Mr. Smothermon please listen; all the LGBTQ community wants to do is live, work for an honest living, feed our families, pay our taxes. Contribute to society with our God given talents. Isn't there enough hate in the world?

Best of luck and skill to Mr. Howe.  And thank you Sen. Jennings for speaking out on the floor against bigotry.

February 6, 2012 at 08:45 PM in GLBT Rights, NM Legislature 2012, NM Public Regulation Commission, Susana Martinez | Permalink


Gays and Lesbians need to rise up early Sunday morning and attend this church en mass. Be polite, be nice and sit in the front pews. Oh and BE GAY.

Posted by: qofdisks | Feb 6, 2012 9:43:42 PM

Yo, the Senator is censoring the pastor for being a man! LOL, that's one of the slogans Legacy Church uses in its commercials. I guess he thinks that getting your hate on for LGBT's is manly.

Posted by: enchanting505 | Feb 7, 2012 9:37:46 AM

Same Smothermon who had his followers and Sen. Adair trying to ban students from displaying "violent" pagan symbols and witchcraft in Roswell Public Schools about 12 years ago. His brother is still there.

Posted by: LarryNM | Feb 7, 2012 3:51:48 PM