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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 11, 1991
Cathleen Decker's account ("Seymour's Challengers Square Off," Part A, Sept. 1) of the correspondence between my campaign and Rep. William Dannemeyer's is fair and accurate. Nevertheless, it was not comprehensive. I believe it important to note that the correspondence, initiated by Dannemeyer's campaign, was rather an expression of their frustration than of anything that I or my staff said or did. Dannemeyer alone volunteered an endorsement of John Seymour, and it was the dismayed reaction of his supporters to this news that generated widespread conversations around the state.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 8, 1992
Re Dannemeyer at the gnatcatcher hearing ("Debate on Gnatcatcher Flares Anew at Hearing," Feb. 26): God help us! Rep. William Dannemeyer believes that living things other than humans are dispensable, that in Genesis God gave man license to murder, at will, species such as the endangered California gnatcatcher. I was present at the gnatcatcher hearing sponsored by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service when the contentious congressman testified. When opening the hearing, an agency official outlined the rules.
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ENTERTAINMENT
October 7, 1989
In the article on Rep. Dana Rohrabacher's battle against the National Endowment for the Arts ("Arts and the Hill," Sept. 27), his supporter, Rep. William Dannemeyer (R-Fullerton), is quoted as arguing that the toleration of homosexuality in Germany in the 1920s was the symptom of moral decay. It is hardly necessary to point out to Dannemeyer that those who ended toleration for homosexuals as part of the Holocaust were Hitler and the Nazis. Does Dannemeyer consider their life style an improvement--because they were heterosexuals--on that of the homosexuals they did not tolerate?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 11, 1991
Cathleen Decker's account ("Seymour's Challengers Square Off," Part A, Sept. 1) of the correspondence between my campaign and Rep. William Dannemeyer's is fair and accurate. Nevertheless, it was not comprehensive. I believe it important to note that the correspondence, initiated by Dannemeyer's campaign, was rather an expression of their frustration than of anything that I or my staff said or did. Dannemeyer alone volunteered an endorsement of John Seymour, and it was the dismayed reaction of his supporters to this news that generated widespread conversations around the state.
NEWS
July 22, 1990
We found the profile of Rep. William Dannemeyer ("The True Believer," July 11), describing him as a true believer and sincere, to be tortured and misleading. Dannemeyer is a mean-spirited person with an agenda of hate. He thinks government should be funding "reparative therapy" for millions of lesbians and gay men--happy, productive citizens who see nothing about their sexuality that is in need of "repair." Dannemeyer also advocates the "criminalization" of homosexuality and "quarantining" of gays.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 7, 1989
Two comments in the letter (April 23) of Rep. William Dannemeyer should not go unanswered. He says, first, that the Irvine ordinance on human rights bestows "special privileges" on gays. If the ordinance outlaws discrimination based on age, sex, color, religion, national origin, or any other group difference, what "special privileges" does the inclusion of sexual orientation--an acknowledged group or minority difference--bestow? The only questions reasonable, unbiased lawmakers should ask are: (1)
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 8, 1992
Re Dannemeyer at the gnatcatcher hearing ("Debate on Gnatcatcher Flares Anew at Hearing," Feb. 26): God help us! Rep. William Dannemeyer believes that living things other than humans are dispensable, that in Genesis God gave man license to murder, at will, species such as the endangered California gnatcatcher. I was present at the gnatcatcher hearing sponsored by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service when the contentious congressman testified. When opening the hearing, an agency official outlined the rules.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 25, 1985
After reading the accounts of Dannemeyer's ravings about the menace posed by homosexuals and AIDS, and having lived in the congressman's district for a few years, I conclude that these reports reflect not only on him--the man has made no secret of his neo-Neanderthal views on life and mores--but also on the constituency that keeps sending such irresponsible Republican "looney tunes" to the government bodies designed to represent these constituents' views....
NEWS
July 11, 1990 | ROBERT W. STEWART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the packed committee chambers, lawmakers stared in disbelief at Rep. William E. Dannemeyer, the Orange County Republican with the jutting jaw and ramrod posture, whose views on the decline of morality in the late 20th Century have become legend on Capitol Hill. The House Energy and Commerce Committee had just announced a hard-won compromise on landmark clean air legislation. Dannemeyer, one of the most conservative members of Congress, was the first to offer an amendment.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 19, 1989
In his letter "Discrimination and Homosexuality" (Feb. 5), Rep. William Dannemeyer wrote, "The Times calls me and my colleagues homophobes and guilty of 'ignorant prejudice.' " He then uses 549 words to prove your point. THOMAS ALTEMEIER St. Louis Park, MN
NEWS
July 22, 1990
We found the profile of Rep. William Dannemeyer ("The True Believer," July 11), describing him as a true believer and sincere, to be tortured and misleading. Dannemeyer is a mean-spirited person with an agenda of hate. He thinks government should be funding "reparative therapy" for millions of lesbians and gay men--happy, productive citizens who see nothing about their sexuality that is in need of "repair." Dannemeyer also advocates the "criminalization" of homosexuality and "quarantining" of gays.
NEWS
July 11, 1990 | ROBERT W. STEWART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the packed committee chambers, lawmakers stared in disbelief at Rep. William E. Dannemeyer, the Orange County Republican with the jutting jaw and ramrod posture, whose views on the decline of morality in the late 20th Century have become legend on Capitol Hill. The House Energy and Commerce Committee had just announced a hard-won compromise on landmark clean air legislation. Dannemeyer, one of the most conservative members of Congress, was the first to offer an amendment.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 7, 1989
In the article on Rep. Dana Rohrabacher's battle against the National Endowment for the Arts ("Arts and the Hill," Sept. 27), his supporter, Rep. William Dannemeyer (R-Fullerton), is quoted as arguing that the toleration of homosexuality in Germany in the 1920s was the symptom of moral decay. It is hardly necessary to point out to Dannemeyer that those who ended toleration for homosexuals as part of the Holocaust were Hitler and the Nazis. Does Dannemeyer consider their life style an improvement--because they were heterosexuals--on that of the homosexuals they did not tolerate?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 7, 1989
Two comments in the letter (April 23) of Rep. William Dannemeyer should not go unanswered. He says, first, that the Irvine ordinance on human rights bestows "special privileges" on gays. If the ordinance outlaws discrimination based on age, sex, color, religion, national origin, or any other group difference, what "special privileges" does the inclusion of sexual orientation--an acknowledged group or minority difference--bestow? The only questions reasonable, unbiased lawmakers should ask are: (1)
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 25, 1985
After reading the accounts of Dannemeyer's ravings about the menace posed by homosexuals and AIDS, and having lived in the congressman's district for a few years, I conclude that these reports reflect not only on him--the man has made no secret of his neo-Neanderthal views on life and mores--but also on the constituency that keeps sending such irresponsible Republican "looney tunes" to the government bodies designed to represent these constituents' views....
NEWS
December 9, 1985 | Associated Press
Emphasizing his proposals to combat the AIDS epidemic and ease public fears, conservative Orange County Rep. William Dannemeyer today became the sixth Republican to formally run for U.S. Sen. Alan Cranston's seat. "I don't think public health officials took the action they should have taken," Dannemeyer, a former state assemblyman who was a Democrat two decades ago, said at a Capitol news conference to announce his candidacy.
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