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January 8, 1996
I found David Cole's views on religious TV programming or the lack thereof quite interesting, and his assertions about the depredations of the religious right serving as a disincentive for TV producers are probably, but possibly not so unfortunately, correct ("It's Not the Networks That Shy Away From Religion," Calendar, Dec. 18). However, I must comment about his recollections of "St. Elsewhere." The series Mr. Cole watched must not have been the one I watched. I certainly never saw the Bruce Greenwood character before his conversion as a "caring" doctor who "discovered" Christianity in a way that seemed "perfectly normal."
March 2, 2002
Re "What's God Got to Do With It?" Commentary, Feb. 26: Sorry, but as a secular citizen who receives many of the benefits of a nation built on Judeo-Christian principles, I'm not alarmed by Atty. Gen. John Ashcroft's outward acknowledgment of his faith. But I am alarmed by the relentless assault on Christianity from the politically intolerant left. At the National Religious Broadcasters convention Ashcroft also said (on TV) that his religion does not allow him to impose his beliefs on others.
October 25, 1992
The new revelations that have come to religionist Lou Sheldon of the fundamendalist Traditional Values Coalition are ever more evidence of the disastrous mistake of the 1992 Republican-Christian Coalition Alliance ("Rev. Sheldon Urges Believers to Vote GOP," Oct. 7). Not only does religionist Republican Sheldon have the gall to tell all Christians that it is their duty to vote Republican on Nov. 3, religionist Sheldon now is telling Jews and Muslims that he is speaking for their God too!
February 18, 1996
John Dart's article "Survey Shows Christians Held in High Esteem, Atheists Low" (Feb. 10) is not surprising, for it is a reasonable portrayal of the unfortunate narrow focus and limited world-view of many Americans. In the Catholic countries of 17th-century Europe, those who dared proclaim the Earth orbited the sun were also held in low esteem, being cast into dungeons and burned at the stake. Underscoring the importance of protecting the prevailing ignorance and prejudice, there is no question these heretics had a "negative influence" on the society of their time; for that society no longer exists, and an Earth-centered universe is no longer widely accepted.
August 14, 2010
First class crooks Re " JetBlue flight attendant gaining support on Web," Aug. 11 The bankers and fund managers who caused the financial meltdown and subsequent bailout that will be harming the country for years to come are walking free and are basically unaffected by their gross negligence and corruption. Steven Slater, the JetBlue flight attendant who after 20 years of service with several airlines found his last straw with an obnoxious passenger, could face seven years in prison for his actions.
May 6, 2006 | David Haldane and Lynn Doan, Times Staff Writers
About 14 million Christian Bibles have been printed in China since the end of the Cultural Revolution 25 years ago. Last week an unusual exhibition unveiled at Garden Grove's Crystal Cathedral told much of the story leading up to that accomplishment. "We want to let the people of the U.S. know that there are real Christians in China," said the Rev. Cao Shengje, president of the Shanghai-based China Christian Council, which sponsored the exhibition.
September 30, 2006 | K. Connie Kang, Times Staff Writer
September was a busy month in the religious community, with the Jewish High Holy Days, the start of Ramadan for Muslims and two Los Angeles-area visits by Buddhism's Dalai Lama. The pace continued as the month wrapped up with lectures, discussions and preparations for a special observance now in its 70th year. Christian Communion On Sunday, Protestants around the world -- in an expression of Christian unity -- will take Holy Communion on the same day.
August 24, 1996 | From Religion News Service
Hussein Qambar Ali, a Christian convert from Islam who was convicted of apostasy in Kuwait earlier this year, fled to the United States last week and is deciding whether to seek religious asylum here. Hussein, who has taken the Christian name Robert, arrived in the United States last Saturday and was taken to an undisclosed location by representatives of the human rights group Christian Solidarity International-USA, said the organization's president, Jim Jacobson.
November 5, 1992 | DANIELLE A. FOUQUETTE
As Americans on Tuesday were electing the first Democratic President in 12 years, change of a different sort was occurring at a Christian middle school here. Four education officials from Russia, including the deputy minister of education, visited Friends Christian School at Rose Drive Friends Church. The purpose of the visit was to observe firsthand how Christian schools integrate religion into curriculum.
September 30, 2007 | From the Associated Press
Arizona Sen. John McCain said in an interview posted online Saturday that he would prefer a Christian president over someone of a different faith, calling it "an important part of our qualifications to lead." In an interview with Beliefnet, a spirituality website that is unaffiliated with any organization or movement, the Republican presidential hopeful discussed what he'd think of a Muslim candidate. (Video and a partial transcript of the interview can be found at www.beliefnet.
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