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December 10, 1993 | ELIZABETH SHOGREN and DOUGLAS FRANTZ, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
First-grade teacher Diane Palmer walked hesitantly to the microphone at the front of the packed school auditorium. Five members of the school board, whose back-to-basics philosophy had already cut guidance and anti-drug programs, sat impassively on the stage as she begged them to abandon a plan to limit instruction to a board-approved curriculum. "We cannot restrict teachers this way," Palmer said. "I want to be a mind-stretcher, not a mind-stuffer. Please do not pass this policy.
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November 18, 1996 | LEE ROMNEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For Elizabeth Parker, the president of the Orange County Board of Education, the call to action came when a conservative Christian activist called her a "Nazi lover" for attending an abortion rights meeting. Father Brad Karelius of Santa Ana's Episcopal Church of the Messiah decided to get involved after noticing the increasing discomfort of his middle-of-the-road congregants with the Christian Coalition's fundamentalist views on social issues.
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May 1, 1995 | BARBARA SLAVIN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
In 1988, he was a poor graduate student who waited on tables at the Democratic convention in Atlanta, serving among other VIPs--very important pols--Ron Brown and Jesse Jackson. Seven years later, Ralph Reed Jr. is arguably more powerful than either of those men, having earned his Christian Coalition a place at the head of the table in an ascendant Republican Party.
OPINION
November 5, 2004 | Frank Pastore, Former major league pitcher Frank Pastore is the afternoon host on the Christian talk-radio station KKLA, 99.5 FM.
Christians, in politics as in evangelism, are not against people or the world. But we are against false ideas that hold good people captive. On Tuesday, this nation rejected liberalism, primarily because liberalism has been taken captive by the left. Since 1968, the left has taken millions captive, and we must help those Democrats who truly want to be free to actually break free of this evil ideology.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 24, 1992 | ANDREA HEIMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
George Bush and Bill Clinton have both attempted to use the "family values" debate to their advantage this campaign season, with varying degrees of success. But Pepperdine University President David Davenport said he believes that family values is just a catch phrase for a problem that is rooted in a loss of spiritual values.
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June 8, 1996 | VANORA BENNETT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
There is only one way good Christians can stop the evil stalking their land, Father Alexander Shergunov believes. They must go to the polls in Russia's presidential election next Sunday--and vote Communist. "Evil is growing. Communism is not the worst evil," Shergunov argues. His eyes burn above a thin black beard as he repeats the sermon he preaches regularly to his Russian Orthodox congregation.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 27, 1996 | JOHN DART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Possibly providing a view of opinions shared with his old friend Bob Dole, the president of Pepperdine University said this week that Christians should not limit their political efforts to familiar single issues such as abortion and should recognize that Christians can differ on such issues. "We have allowed Christianity to be viewed in extreme ways in the political arena," said David Davenport, president of the 7,600-student campus. "When we limit God to one issue . . . we demean God."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 15, 1996 | GENA PASILLAS
Community United Methodist Church will celebrate its 90th birthday with a "Ninety Years and Still Nurturing" prayer program at 8:30 and 10 a.m. Sunday. Sunday school will take place. The church is at 6662 Heil Ave., Huntington Beach. Information: (714) 842-4461. Herschel Walker, NFL Pro Athlete and Heisman Trophy winner, will join Robert H. Schuller during the 9:30 and 11 a.m. Sunday morning worship services at the Crystal Cathedral.
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February 22, 2000 | ERIC SLATER and T. CHRISTIAN MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
An aggressive John McCain accused Republican presidential rival George W. Bush of "character assassination" on the eve of a Michigan primary that some view as make-or-break for the Arizona senator. The Texas governor, meanwhile, stuck to the issues, leaving it to his aides to protest McCain's appeals for support from Democrats and independents.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 10, 1994 | JODI WILGOREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With a crowded field of candidates and a chance that conservatives could gain a majority on the Saddleback Valley Unified School District board, South County is abuzz about the most volatile campaigns for school trustee posts in recent years.
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