Devoted to the Propagation and Defense of New Testament Christianity
November 30, 1967

Taking A Second Look

Guthrie Dean, 1900 Jenny Lind, Ft. Smith, Ark.

Governor David F. Cargo of New Mexico has appointed Robert Garcia, Roman Catholic priest, first as acting director and later permanent director of the State Office of Economic Opportunity this year. The priest states: "As has been said, we need to bring the church out of the cloister and into the market place, out of the temple into the city. What has the church been doing with its head in the temple all these years?" And now with state aid, and the blessings of the governor of New Mexico, the priest hopes to bring the Catholic church into a "fuller involvement in human problems by the clergy, including government, politics, problems of living, and personal assistance. He sees no problem over separation of church and state." Naturally he will see no problem, if everyone takes the attitude that Governor Cargo does. The Catholics would take over the affairs of state without a dissenting voice. What are the brethren in New Mexico saying about this matter?