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Reply to rebuttal letter on rights and tolerance

This is a reply to Dennis Myers’ rebuttal to my previous letter to the editor.

Mr. Myers has twisted my letter about religious tolerance and brought an absurd statement about race. To equate racial rights with homosexual rights is a big stretch and an insult to my black friends and family. I have read the Bible through many times and his idea that the Bible supports his myth about “the curse of Canaan” has no validity.

If Mr. Myers would check more carefully he would find that the Canaanites were a caucasian race that lived in the land now called Palestine or Israel. So the excuse that some may have used in the past for slavery of blacks was a false myth.

Tolerance is allowing others to have their own opinions and to be able to express them. Intolerance is saying you have to think like me or you are a bigot. You have called Christians bigots and haters for opposing homosexual practices. Why aren’t homosexual activists bigots and haters for opposing Christians?

The bottom line is that homosexual activists will continue to smear Christians as bigots in order to bully them out of the debate and even out of their jobs or businesses. If you can convince the majority that your opponents are bigots, then you have won even if YOU are the bully, actually practicing bigotry.

If Americans start thinking, they will realize that equating homosexual with race, though presently fashionable, is a huge insult to the African American race, considering all they have been through. Indeed you can change your sexual lifestyle as many have, but there is no way to change your race.

My Bible tells me that God loves all mankind, but he does not love their sin and to remove our sin is to repent and turn from it.

Judy Pendleton


Paint The HUBB purple thank you from Relay

A big thank you to THE HUBB Bar and Saloon on Bell Vista for hosting my Relay for Life fundraiser “Paint THE HUBB Purple” on April 24th on their back patio. The hamburgers were delicious as were the purple drinks. Your Relay donation, Erin and Andrea, was much appreciated.

Another big thank you to Mike Hickey for setting up the band area and playing most of the day, then all the tear-down. The bands and musicians that came and played were awesome – Princess Wah Wah and NamRock made their Pahrump debuts and I can’t wait to see them again.

Thank you Relayers Ray Bilger and Amee Maples for helping me man our Relay table and keep everything from blowing away in the wind. Thank you media for the publicity and Erin and Andrea for making up the flyers.

Thank you two-steppers and line dancers for keeping it lively and thank you everyone who donated to Relay for Life. This was a first for THE HUBB and I think it will become an annual event.

Thank you so much!

Marian Maxfield


Reader grateful weekend vet available in Pahrump now

Congratulations and many thanks to Dr. Jack Thomas, owner of the Animal Care Center, for now providing Saturday care to our family pets. Long overdue!

Dr. Thomas has long been an advocate of establishing weekend care for many years here in Pahrump. He did just that in Las Vegas years ago, organizing a group of veterinarians who rotated weekend care. He has previously attempted to gain some support for our Pahrump “fur babies” but only met with resistance and lack of concern. (My viewpoint, not his).

There are four major veterinarians that I know of and all of them gleefully take our money, Monday through Friday but NONE were ever available on weekends or for emergencies! My beautiful Teddi Bear (feline) didn’t survive because there wasn’t a vet available after hours on a Friday night or during the weekend. By Monday it was too late to save her. How I miss that beautiful black velvet girl.

Thanks to Dr. Jack Thomas and his great staff!

Gera Milner

EDITORIAL: No taxes on tips? Watch for unintended consequences

“For those hotel workers and people that get tips, you’re going to be very happy, because when I get to office, we are going to not charge taxes on tips,” Mr. Trump said.

DMV upgrade could cost Nevada extra $300M amid rollout woes

The Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles’ modernization of its computer system could take longer than anticipated and cost the state more than $300 million in additional funding.

EDITORIAL: Biden extends state, local slush funds

Joe Biden’s aptly misnamed American Rescue Plan, passed in 2021, dedicated $350 billion for state and local governments to stem budget losses due to pandemic business closures and subsequent tax shortfalls.

‘Taking root’: Nevada’s future with psychedelic therapy

A Nevada working group will study the benefits of psychedelic medicine, such as magic mushrooms or “shrooms,” and make recommendations for future policies.