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March 10, 1991 | ANITA M. CAL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Five gay-rights activists were arrested on suspicion of trespassing Saturday after attempting to disrupt a symposium on heterosexuality at an Anaheim church, police said. About 60 gay-rights protesters from several groups, including the AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power, or ACT UP, participated in the midday demonstration. The boisterous crowd waved placards, chanted slogans, read passages from the Bible and shouted epithets such as "bigot!" when congregants left the church parking lot.
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February 2, 2005 | Peter Wallsten and Tom Hamburger, Times Staff Writers
Conservative black pastors from across California were urged Tuesday to join white evangelicals on the front lines of the nation's culture wars -- particularly in the fight against gay marriage. The campaign debuted at the 27,000-member Crenshaw Christian Center, one of Los Angeles' biggest churches, at a summit organized by ministers who backed President Bush's reelection last year and now are seeking an expanded role in the Republican Party.
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November 9, 1989 | LILY ENG and VICTOR F. ZONANA, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The Orange County preacher who successfully supported ballot measures against gay rights in three California cities, including Irvine, vowed Wednesday to pursue additional campaigns to curb homosexual rights. "To give special rights to an insular distinct minority is pushing voters too far," said the Rev. Louis P. Sheldon, leader of the Anaheim based-Traditional Values Coalition. "(People) are saying, 'Enough is enough. . . .'
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 23, 2000 | KATE FOLMAR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Offering moral and emotional arguments for banning recognition of same-sex marriage that have resonated with many voters, the Rev. Louis P. Sheldon received a skeptical hearing Tuesday in a roomful of law students. At a Whittier Law School debate, Sheldon--chairman of the Traditional Values Coalition, a national organization of more than 30,000 churches--argued the case for Proposition 22. His opponent was Irvine lawyer Jim Toledano, a former chairman of the Orange County Democratic Party.
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June 18, 1991 | From a Times Staff Writer
A group headed by an Orange County fundamentalist minister is sponsoring an initiative that would change the state Constitution by requiring overwhelming voter approval of gay rights legislation, Atty. Gen. Dan Lungren announced Monday. The ballot measure, proposed the Rev. Louis P. Sheldon, has been submitted as the Legislature is considering a bill outlawing housing or job discrimination based on sexual orientation. Gov. Pete Wilson said he would likely sign the bill.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 28, 1995
Louis P. Sheldon has confused "affirmative action" and "non-discrimination." His Column Right of Aug. 11 states that the Catholic Church had not complied with the New York City Council's "order on affirmative action for homosexuals." The council's policy forbids discrimination against people based on sexual orientation; it does not mandate affirmative action--that is, the seeking out and hiring of them. This in an important distinction. Sheldon's misstatement is probably deliberate.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 7, 1993
Spray-paint vandals sometime Friday night or Saturday morning defaced the garage door of the Rev. Louis P. Sheldon, the leader of a high-profile anti-homosexual organization. Anaheim police said they are categorizing the incident as a hate crime. The vandals spray-painted faggot on the garage door of the Sheldon residence, and a similar epithet on the driveway. Sheldon was out of state at a conference, and his wife, Beverly, discovered the graffiti about 8 a.m.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 23, 1996 | MARTIN MILLER
A group of 11 residents led by the Rev. Louis P. Sheldon said it will ask the Anaheim City Council today to put the city's recent pact with Disney to a public vote in November. Sheldon, head of the Traditional Values Coalition, argued Monday at an impromptu City Hall press conference that Anaheim taxpayers were unfairly shut out of the decision-making process.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 9, 1996 | LORENZA MUNOZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Saying he was personally supporting GOP presidential candidate Bob Dole, the Rev. Louis P. Sheldon of the Traditional Values Coalition announced Friday that his organization has sent nearly half a million voter's guides to churches around the state. The coalition, a nonprofit corporation, has distributed voter's guides to churches since 1982.
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December 15, 1995 | GEBE MARTINEZ
By their own admission, it is an odd match. Here was Claire Connelly, a lesbian activist from Ventura County, recently engaging in political strategy with the Rev. Louis P. Sheldon of Anaheim, one of the most notorious opponents of homosexuality. So cozy have they become that Connelly joked that if all went according to plan, she promised not to make a pass at Sheldon's daughter, Andrea, who works as a lobbyist for Sheldon's Traditional Values Coalition.
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October 12, 1995 | REBECCA S. WEINER, STATES NEWS SERVICE
On opposite sides of the Capitol on Wednesday, gay rights supporters and religious activists fought to claim the moral high ground. Standing on the steps below her powerful brother's office, Candace Gingrich marked "National Coming Out Day" by encouraging homosexuals to publicly disclose their sexual orientation as a means to end discrimination. Meanwhile, Rev. Louis P.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 28, 1995
Louis P. Sheldon has confused "affirmative action" and "non-discrimination." His Column Right of Aug. 11 states that the Catholic Church had not complied with the New York City Council's "order on affirmative action for homosexuals." The council's policy forbids discrimination against people based on sexual orientation; it does not mandate affirmative action--that is, the seeking out and hiring of them. This in an important distinction. Sheldon's misstatement is probably deliberate.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 23, 1995 | GEBE MARTINEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Christian evangelical groups got tripped up in a rare display of disunity Monday over a proposed constitutional amendment guaranteeing the right of religious expression in public places such as high school graduations. The disagreement stemmed from a clash over strategy, not the substance of their proposed amendment, which also would permit government aid to parochial schools.
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April 23, 1996 | MARTIN MILLER
A group of 11 residents led by the Rev. Louis P. Sheldon said it will ask the Anaheim City Council today to put the city's recent pact with Disney to a public vote in November. Sheldon, head of the Traditional Values Coalition, argued Monday at an impromptu City Hall press conference that Anaheim taxpayers were unfairly shut out of the decision-making process.
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August 26, 1989 | LILY ENG, Times Staff Writer
A fundamentalist group will seek to recall six of the seven Santa Ana City Council members for their refusal to sign a statement promising to ban a gay pride festival next month at a local park. Three of the council members, Mayor Daniel H. Young, Patricia A. McGuigan and Daniel E. Griset, were given recall notices Monday night. Three others who did not sign the resolution were not included in that action. But on Friday, the Rev. Louis P.
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April 24, 1995 | GEBE MARTINEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Inside a stately, pale yellow house situated in the shadow of the nation's Capitol, the Rev. Louis P. Sheldon of Anaheim is serving up a strong mix of religion and politics. "Religion has been discriminated against," Sheldon tells a visitor at the home that serves as the Washington base for his Traditional Values Coalition. The time has come, he adds, to end "religious apartheid" by amending the U.S. Constitution to guarantee freedom of "religious acknowledgment and religious expression."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 23, 1994
Louis P. Sheldon's well-honed skill of vacillating between the laws of Caesar and the laws of the Lord is giving unto me a headache. At the onset of this debate, I knew it would only be a matter of time before His Bellicosity squared off against the untold threat of these teen-age students. The hollow diatribe of this sore loser illuminates the flimsiness of his stand against an issue addressed in a democratic forum and OKd by the majority. Quoting California Penal Code, and somehow mystically entering into the thought processes of Congress on the creation of the Equal Access Act, Sheldon demonstrates his ability at bridging the important gap between religion and state . . . as the need arises.
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