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December 8, 1987 | SAM JAMESON and DAVID HOLLEY, Times Staff Writers
Amid indications that the ruling party's candidate is falling behind, a U.S. diplomat reiterated Monday that the United States is opposed to any intervention by South Korea's armed forces in the presidential election scheduled for Dec. 16. The diplomat's statement, made on condition that he not be identified by name, was the second such warning in a week. "We believe the election process should be culminated according to procedures," the diplomat said.
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December 11, 1987 | SAM JAMESON, Times Staff Writer
Riot police were called out to political rallies for the first time in South Korea's presidential election campaign Thursday as thousands of youths went on a rampage against Roh Tae Woo, forcing the ruling party nominee to flee a rally in Kunsan and cancel a second speech in Chonju. Two men holding knives under their jackets were arrested in Kunsan. Youths shouted, "Go away, Roh Tae Woo, butcher of Kwangju!"
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December 10, 1995 | LARRY B. STAMMER, TIMES RELIGION WRITER
In a split certain to send tremors throughout Pentecostal Christianity, a controversial Canadian congregation known for its ecstatic worship style that became known worldwide as the "Toronto blessing" has been ousted by its Anaheim-based parent denomination. Pastor John Arnott of the Airport Vineyard Fellowship in Toronto said he was told last week by the Assn.
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January 11, 1989 | CARLA RIVERA, Times Staff Writer
John Warwick Montgomery has gained a reputation as an evangelical scholar and teacher with a searing wit and a flair for controversy. Described as a child prodigy with a quick intellect marked by a voracious reading habit, Montgomery specialized in Christian apologetics, or defense of the faith, taking up law in later life.
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August 17, 1989 | JESSE KATZ, Times Staff Writer and
First came the 18-year-old La Puente machinist who shot himself with a .22-caliber rifle in 1984 while a tape of Ozzy Osbourne's "Diary of a Madman" blasted heavy metal anthems from his stereo. The next year, a partially burned voodoo doll with pins in its groin and heart was found nailed to the back door of a Baldwin Park dressmaking shop.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 27, 1987 | HEIDI EVANS, Times Staff Writer
Until last week, John Mark Stewart was known primarily as a Bible teacher, a defender of the Christian faith on a call-in radio show and an instructor at a Christian law school in Anaheim. But since the revelations that he helped draft a lawsuit designed to pressure TV evangelist Jim Bakker to acknowledge his sexual encounter with church secretary Jessica Hahn in a Florida hotel room, Stewart has been thrown into the national spotlight.
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April 17, 1994 | ROY RIVENBURG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For four days, they blurt out secrets, slug pillows while yelling "Mama, Mama, Mama," and pretend to be aboard a sinking cruise ship that has only one life raft. They also pray, listen to music from "Beverly Hills, 90210" and--occasionally--claim to hear whisperings from God. By the time it's over, many say that they've never felt closer to Jesus or to other people, and that their lives have dramatically changed.
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February 16, 1989 | MARK I. PINSKY, Times Staff Writer
Several theologians reacted with expressions of distaste and concern Wednesday to remarks by a Tustin TV broadcaster that he had prayed "for the wrath of God to fall on enemies" of his network. The Rev. Paul F. Crouch said that he had prayed against people who were "attempting to take the license" of his flagship Christian broadcasting station in Orange County and that "I probably did pray that God would kill anyone or anything that was attempting to destroy the ministry."
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March 12, 2000 | ELAINE GALE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Saddleback Valley Community Church has brought out the heavy artillery in its battle to reach the unchurched in Orange County: a nationally celebrated preacher who gave up his career as a big-city newspaperman and went from atheist to evangelist. The Lake Forest church recruited Lee Strobel away from Illinois' Willow Creek Community Church, the nation's largest church and a leading institution in America's blossoming megachurch movement.
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August 24, 1997 | LEE ROMNEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
His hands were said to heal the defective heart of heavyweight champ Evander Holyfield. His silver hair and wild gestures inspired Steve Martin in his movie "Leap of Faith." Parents take their disabled children across state lines to see him. And some of those who closely watch television evangelists call him a manipulator who makes millions off the desperate and desperately ill. Benny Hinn is regarded as one of the fastest-rising televangelists in the country. And he's coming to Orange County.
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