December 20, 1991 |
For Pam Henkoski, a 34-year-old San Clemente mother, politics is a ministry. Like many other "born-again" Christians, she recently began to view public schools as wielding an alarming secular influence over children, one that cannot be neutralized with a few hours of weekly Sunday school. After praying for guidance, she petitioned the Capistrano Unified School District Board of Trustees to allow the teaching of creation theory along with the theory of evolution.
April 10, 1995 |
Not many legislators were still on the House floor when Rep. Glenn Poshard stood up late on the evening of March 23 to deliver a few remarks. Nothing surprising about that: Poshard isn't the kind of politician to draw a crowd. A 49-year-old Democrat now serving his fourth term, Poshard represents a rural south-central Illinois district (the big city is Decatur) where people work mostly with their hands. There's nothing flashy about the place, and nothing flashy about Poshard himself.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 21, 2000 |
A conservative Christian coalition has sent a mailer to the 27th Congressional District's politically potent Armenian American community, calling Rep. James E. Rogan's main opponent, state Sen. Adam Schiff, "a champion of the homosexual agenda." In response, a Washington-based coalition of religious groups Friday denounced the tone and content of the mailing, sent by the Orange County-based Traditional Values Coalition to 15,000 to 20,000 district voters with Armenian surnames.
March 17, 1997 |
A Yorba Linda school trustee pops onto a campus to give teachers an unsolicited lecture on the importance of phonics instruction. Another "back-to-basics" crusader in Anaheim seeks to scuttle state-mandated bilingual education. Two more trustees of an Orange County education agency in Costa Mesa skewer a federal career program championed by President Clinton and a broad front of county business and school leaders.
March 27, 1993 |
The Christian Coalition of California would like to convert those who think the conservative political momentum of the Reagan era is over. Leaders of the group said Friday that the American electorate still values the same issues it did during the Republican administrations of the 1980s. They blamed the GOP losses in 1992 on the political machinery, not the political message.
February 10, 1988 |
Antony Thomas' troubling and incisive "Thy Kingdom Come, Thy Will Be Done" (at the Nuart through Sunday) opens with a fleshy TV evangelist exhorting his flock: "It's time for God's people to come out of the closet and change America!" In his documentary--pulled from the Public Broadcasting Service's "Frontline" series in May, 1987, but now to be aired on KCET-TV Channel 28 on April 6 at 10 p.m.--Thomas reveals how born-again Christians mean to effect this change through political means.