Do 73% of New Mexican Want Legalized Marijuana?

In San Francisco in the late 80’s, I was interviewed for a marijuana “survey.”  I was given such questions as “Would you be in favor of the economic benefits of legalizing marijuana?”  I pointed out the questions were phrased to elicit a positive response for marijuana. They admitted to that.

The same thing has happened with Governor Lujan-Grisham’s Marijuana Taskforce.  The low-rent San Francisco company, Change Research, which advertises “affordable and accurate technology-based polling to forward-thinking campaigns and causes,” gave us a remarkable 73% favorable rating for marijuana in New Mexico.

The most unreliable polling sample was used to conduct the survey – the Twitter-sphere. Favorable responses jumped when economic benefits were reported.

In Colorado, hospitalizations have increase 200%, fatal auto accidents have increased 151%, the black market exploded and drug cartels have moved in.

The 1954 classic, How to Lie with Statistics, could have been written about this “research.”

What’s Wrong with Drag Queen Storytime?

Two hundred fifty people attended Drag Queen Storytime at the Albuquerque Main Library on Saturday, June 15.  The event featured two garishly dressed overweight men reading children’s stories to children.  The “Drag Queens” were trained by library staff for the presentation.

Estimates of the transgender community number .6% of the population, this less than 1% of the population makes this group a fringe element of our society.  According to Dr. Paul R. McHugh of John Hopkins University, transgenders suffering from a mental disorder that deserves treatment, not promotion.

In response to objections Mr. Dean Smith, Library Director stated the purpose of Drag Queen Showtime was to place “an emphasis on accepting differences and nurturing empathy.”  Does Mr. Smith honestly expect 3 to 7 year old children to “accept differences” in grown men in dresses in addition to feeling “empathy” towards them?  Mr. Smith appears to be quite lacking in the understanding of early childhood capabilities.

What we are in fact seeing is the promotional of a sexual agenda.  Mr. Smith states that Albuquerque and New Mexico have a “long history of honoring LGBTQ+ identities and the Library believes that every who comes to the Public Library should see themselves reflected in programming.”  Given that standard, jihadist terrorists should be reading to our children.

The library is a public institution.  Mr. Smith needs to be reminded that the public pays his salary and 99.4% of us do not dress up and make up as something we are not.  The library holds a public trust and that trust is to do what is best for our community.  To suggest that Drag Queen Showtime is something other than a farcical display for the purposes of indoctrination is a denial of that trust.

It would not be too much to ask a public official with such a lack of discernment for a children to resign his position.

New Mexico Watchman

Drag Queen Storytime Should Not Be Allowed: Let the Albuquerque Public Library Know

Overweight Albuquerque men who are confused about their sexual identity have decided to shave their legs and interact with Albuquerque’s youngest children.  Last Saturday Albuquerque’s Main Library hosted Bunnie and Vanessa, two men who had packed on enough makeup to plaster a house and donned elaborate wigs to gain access to children ages 3 to 7 through the library’s Drag Queen Storytime.

A small group of those who place traditional family values above sexual dysphoria protested the event and for good reason.  A similar event in Houston allowed a convicted pedophile to participate in Drag Queen Storytime.  The result was a much needed public apology from library officials.  (SEE

  Mr. Dean Smith, the librarian in charge, is planning more of these events.

If you would like express an objection to men posing as women and reading to our children, please let Mr. Smith know your displeasure and discomfort in allowing 3 to 7 year olds to participate in this type of library sponsored event.  Men who refuse to accept their biological reality should not be allowed such public access.

The following is Mr. Smith’s contact information:

Mr. Dean Smith
Albuquerque Library
501 Copper Ave NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Telephone (505) 768-5195

Please call, write or text Mr. Dean Smith.  

Also, please keep Mr. Smith and these men in the throes of sexual confusion in your prayers. 

And please pray for righteousness in this situation.

New Mexico Watchman

Therefore I also, after I heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all the saints,   do not cease to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers…
Ephesians 1:15-16

What the Equality Act HB 5 Does: Abortion, Bathrooms and the Bible

In the next few days the U.S. House of Representative is expected to pass the Equality Act HB 5.   The legislation gives discrimination against the LGBTQ community equal status to racial discrimination as decided in the Civil Rights Act of 1964. In reality, the act goes much further.

Churches holding traditional views on sexuality and marriage will experience the full force of federal law if they do not comply with the homosexual agenda.  The law goes beyond protecting the LGBTQ community. It creates a protected class of people based on their sexual activity and how they self-define their preferences.

Any response, concession or behavior an individual LGBTQ person seeks and does not receive can be defined as prejudice against him or her.

In addition, abortion is written into the law in such a way as to disallow any restriction.  All hospitals and physicians will be required to perform abortions and any religious objection would become null and void.

The following is some of what can be expected if Equality Act HB 5 is passes into law:

  1. Abortion will be treated like any other medical procedure by hospitals, physicians and staff. Refusal to participate in an abortion will be an act of discrimination against the individuals requesting the treatment procedure. The Weldon Amendment, which provides for conscientious objection, will be eliminated.
  2. Men will be allowed in women’s bathrooms, locker rooms and dressing rooms, erasing women’s safety, privacy, and dignity.
  3. Men will be allowed to usurp women’s athletic competitions merely by identifying as women.
  4. Religious freedom will be eradicated if it in any way contradicts acceptance of the LGBTQ dogma. Hiring of LGBTQ individuals will be required by churches.
  5. Major funding by the Federal Government for abortions will be made available.  To disallow funding would be deemed discriminatory.
  6. Eventually the Bible will be defined as “hate speech.” Biblical verses that address homosexuality will be disallowed and teaching about them will be liable to prosecution.
  7. Expect lawsuits if rental properties do not give priority to members of the LGBTQ community, if members of the LGBTQ community are not hired, if they are not given advancement, etc.

The LGBTQ tactic has always been clear: present homosexuality and gender confusion as a normal and sympathetic behavior, then reach as far into the rights of others as possible.

The Democratic Party has wholeheartedly embraced the Equality Act HB 5.  Only four Republican votes are needed for the Senate to also pass Equality Act HB 5 and send it to the Presidents’ desk. The President is expected to veto the bill.

The strength of the LBGTQ community is clearly demonstrated in this effort. Unfortunately, by contrast, the ineffectiveness of those holding a Christian worldview is also in evidence.

Please pray for our country and pray for the defeat of the Equality Act HB 5.

New Mexico Watchman

How HB 51 Was Defeated

The Democratic controlled New Mexico State Legislature 2019 Session had as its agenda legalizing marijuana, allowing doctors to prescribe lethal doses of medication to patients and erasing any limits on abortion.  None of these measures passed because of a concerted effort by the New Mexico Christian community.
Three Christian Bible Studies were conducted at the Roundhouse during the session.  Seven Pro-Life events were held at the State Capitol this year.  They were as follows: 

  State Capitol Events 2019 New Mexico Legislative Session 
1.  Sanctity of Life Awareness and Unity Day (SALUD)Sponsored by the Bishop of New Mexcio:  Allan Sanchez and Steve Rangle Coordinators
2. Medical Profession for Life Sponsored by Patient’s Rights Action Fund and Family Policy Alliance:  Vince Torres and Barbara Lyons Coordinators
3.  Pastor’s Day at the CapitolSponsored by New Mexico Prays and Family Policy Alliance:  Pastor Brian Alarid and Vince Torres Coordinators
4.  Rosary for LifeSponsored by Saint Anne Catholic Church and Saint John the Baptist Catholic Church:  Father John Sanchez and Father Larry Brito Coordinators
5.  Protest for LifeSponsored by Abortion Free New Mexico:  Bud and Tara Shaver Coordinators
6.  Candle Light Vigil for LifeSponsored by the Bishop of New Mexico:  Archbishop John Wester, Allan Sanchez and Steve Rangle Coordinators
7.  Rally for LifeHispanic Alliance Network:  Denee Reyes and Mark Gonzales Coordinators

Thank you Denee Reyes whom could found in the Rotunda singing praise and worship songs between rallies. 

The New Mexico Bishops, Allan Sanchez and Deacon Steve Rangel, Alliance for Life, Elisa Martinez, Right to Life New Mexico, Dauneen Dulce and Ethel Maharg, Family Policy Alliance, Vince Torres, were the lobbying efforts that changed the hearts and minds of the Legislators.
Legislators who were at the forefront of these effort have been Senator Bill Sharer (R Farmington), Representative Rod Montoya (R Farmington), Representative David Gallegos (D Eunice) Senator Pat Woods (D Broadview) and Representative Representative Gregg Schmedes (D Tijeras) to name a few.
A very special thank you to these and countless others who made the phone calls, sent the emails, testified in committee hearings, attended the rallies, sang the songs and gave New Mexico a godly year for the first time in a long time.  
God bless NewMexico.   

New Mexico Watchman     

We the People of New Mexcio: Rally March 4

We received the following notification from Abortion Free New Mexico, and respectfully pass it on for your consideration. Let us be silent no more!
WE THE PEOPLE NEW MEXICO RALLYTomorrow – Monday, March 4th 12:00 NoonIn front of the Roundhouse

We the People of New Mexico: Protest
(Online version):
Santa Fe, NM-   We the People of New Mexico: Citizens of New Mexico are concerned about the direction that New Mexico legislators are taking the state. You are invited to voice your concerns at a rally in Santa Fe. 
Here is your chance to voice your concern on issues like abortion, becoming a sanctuary state, boarder security, minimum wage, oil and gas constraints, new and higher taxes, gun control and many others that will affect you and your communities! 
We have been silent too long!

  • When: Monday March 4, 2019
  • Time: 12pm (noon)
  • Where: Front of the Roundhouse in Santa Fe, New Mexico

BRING YOUR SIGNS. (Signs will also be provided by  Abortion Free New Mexico  .)

  • Do not make an issue of Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham (that makes it vindictive and personal)
  • DO make it about the issues of concern about the bills being proposed.
  • DO keep your composure and keep anger and disrespectful language out of the rally.

Event leader:

Religious Organizations Left Vulnerable HB 89 Health Coverage for Contraception

The nation watched as the Obama Administration forced the Little Sisters of the Poor to provide contraception to the nuns.  The Supreme Court finally said no, they didn’t have to.

Now New Mexico State Rep. Deborah Armstrong has come up with HB 89 Health Coverage for Contraception.  The bill requires insurance companies to provide birth control to both men and women.  (Birth control for men? Condoms? Vasectomies?)

The New Mexico bill does NOT include a religious exemption. 

When Rep Armstrong was asked why not, she responded, “because I didn’t want to.”  The ridiculous response drew laughter from the gallery.  Our local paper, the Santa Fe New Mexican reported that a religious exemption had been included.  It does not.

Representative Rob Montoya pointed out that the absence of such a statement leaves New Mexicans vulnerable to lawsuits repeating the need of Little Sisters of the Poor for a legal defense.

Representative Armstrong needs to be asked why she’s proposing laws that will cause harm to religious organizations.  “Because I didn’t want to” is not a good enough answer.

HB 89 Health Coverage for Contraception now goes the Senate for committee assignments.

New Mexico Watchman

February 19, 2019 

NO ON HB 51 Decriminalizing Abortion

February 6, 2019 

 When laws prohibit a behavior, the law clearly condemns that behavior. 
                    Where there is no law, that behavior proliferates. 
HB 51 Decriminalizing Abortion
 removes any and all barriers to abortions. 

New Mexico is already a late-term abortion capital, allowing abortion up to the moment before birth.  HB 51 Decriminalizing Abortion will remove any and all restrictions on abortion in our state. For example without a law, a nurse could open a practice to abort and Christus St Vincents Hospital could be required to abort babies. 

Tonight Wednesday, February 6, the New Mexico Legislature will debate HB 51 Decriminalizing Abortion.   The House session convenes at 4:50 p.m.  Debate is expected to start around 5:00 p.m.  The House proceedings will be webcast. The link is

Please pray for the New Mexico State House of Representative tonight and please call your Representative and urge them to vote NO on HB 51 Decriminalizing Abortion.  

Thank you and God bless us all. 

New Mexico Watchman

He who follows righteousness and mercy finds life, righteousness, and honor.  Proverbs 21:21

Oppose HB 51 – Decriminalization of Abortion
January 22, 2019
In 1969 laws were passed in New Mexico outlawing abortion in our State. The legislation has remained law even though the Supreme Court’s Roe v Wade decision in 1973 made abortion legal throughout the United States.
Should Roe v Wade be over turned or modified by the Supreme Court, the issue of abortion then reverts back the states. The 1969 law in New Mexico would then again be law. The Democratic party is fearful of that being the case. The party leadership, primarily Brian Egolf (D-Santa Fe) have made removing the law and its protections, top priority.
The bill has been pre-filed, fast-tracked, and scheduled for an initial hearing as soon as possible. The bill, HB 51 – Decriminalization of Abortion (Joanne Ferrary D. Las Cruces), is assigned to the House Consumer and Public Affairs Committee.
If HB 51 passes and Roe v Wade is struck down, no law will be in place and anyone could, in theory, perform abortions. Medical staff, doctors and nurses etc. could be forced to perform abortions against their conscience. And no legal basis for not allowing forced abortions would exist.
Because HB 51 is fast-tracked, a hearing on the bill may take place this Saturday, January 26, 2019 by the House Consumer and Public Affairs Committee. When the hearing on this bill is confirmed, you will be informed.
Please contact the members of the House Consumer and Public Affairs Committee and inform them of your opposition to – HB 51 Decriminalization of Abortion.


House Consumer and Public Affairs Committee


Title               Name
 Area     Code  
                 Email Position
Rep. Elizabeth “Liz” Thomson 986-4225 Chair
Rep. Andrea Romero 986-4436 Vice Chair
Rep. Candy Spence Ezzell 986-4454 Member
Rep. Angelica Rubio 986-4227 Member
Rep. Gregg Schmedes 986-4453 Member


 But Jesus said, Suffer little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me:
for of such is the kingdom of heaven.  And he laid his hands on them,
and departed thence.
Matthew 14:14-15