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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 27, 1989
I was greatly upset by the Rev. Lou Sheldon's article in your Opinion section Aug. 20. Do the religious "leaders" lack moral integrity? Sheldon states, "The median male homosexual, the Centers of Disease Control discovered in the early days of AIDS, has more than 500 sex partners." This is only one of many fear-inciting (statements) that the New Right fundamentalist Sheldon makes in his negative campaign against citizens in his struggle for power. According to official spokesperson Charles Fallis at the Centers for Disease Control, Sheldon's claim is conjecture: "I don't know where he got that figure, the CDC does not track that kind of information."
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December 15, 2001
Re "Capitol Gains for Gay Pols," Dec. 10: Gov. Gray Davis should be commended for signing AB 25 into law and helping to pave the way for fair and equitable treatment of homosexual partners in California. He has shown what it means to be a true leader, someone who understands that our society is only made stronger when equitable treatment extends to everyone, regardless of sexual orientation. His embrace of AB 25 is in stark contrast to the appalling action of the Rev. Lou Sheldon, who called for withholding charitable donations from the surviving partners of homosexuals who died on Sept.
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NEWS
November 10, 1991
Your article indicated that Jeff Horton, the "coming out" school board member, had interrupted the Rev. Lou Sheldon's news conference and "called Sheldon a bigot and hate-monger." Perhaps his assessment of Sheldon would have carried more credulity if he had not, in the same interview, referred to Sheldon as someone "I've hated a long time." BRUCE JONES Glendale
NEWS
September 6, 1996 | DAVID REYES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Gay and lesbian representatives sharply clashed with the religious right on Thursday during a hearing on the Wilson administration's proposal to prevent adoptions by unmarried couples. Jon W. Davidson, supervising attorney for Lambda Legal Defense & Education Fund Inc., the nation's oldest and largest lesbian and gay rights legal issues organization, attacked the plan as an attempt to keep gays and lesbians from becoming adoptive parents.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 23, 1992
I was disappointed to find that you included comments by the Rev. Lou Sheldon (of the Traditional Values Coalition) in your article about AB 3825. Simply because he has an irrational hatred of gay men and lesbians doesn't make him an authority on legislation or an expert on issues involving gay people. If you insist on "balancing" your articles with differing points of view, I'm sure you can find many people who oppose it for financial or other reasons. But giving Sheldon a voice in your newspaper only serves to legitimize his homophobia.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 10, 1989
So Bill Honig and the State Board of Education are going to appease the fundamentalist Christians by stating in the school textbooks that evolution is not an exact science! How reminiscent of the encounter between Hitler and Chamberlain in 1939. The religious "right wing" will not see this as anything but a victorious foot in the door, as they care nothing for scientific truth. Their sole purpose is to force their religious beliefs upon everyone else. If the Rev. Lou Sheldon and his followers were to expend one-half of the energy, money and dedication to improving the world's environment as they do to arguing about how the world began, it would be of considerably more value to us all. WILLIAM F. ZWICK Placentia
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 23, 1990
The article concerning Laguna Beach and AIDS was the worst piece of sensational journalism I have ever read. If the purpose of a feature article is to inform and educate, then you failed miserably. I am a person with AIDS and your article was an unfair representation of gay people in Laguna Beach. To highlight a man who killed himself, to focus on a sex workshop at Laguna Shanti, this is not what the gay community is about. This article could have been written by the Rev. Lou Sheldon.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 23, 1992
I was disappointed to find that you included comments by the Rev. Lou Sheldon (of the Traditional Values Coalition) in your article about AB 3825. Simply because he has an irrational hatred of gay men and lesbians doesn't make him an authority on legislation or an expert on issues involving gay people. If you insist on "balancing" your articles with differing points of view, I'm sure you can find many people who oppose it for financial or other reasons. But giving Sheldon a voice in your newspaper only serves to legitimize his homophobia.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 18, 1992 | RICK VANDERKNYFF, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Clowns are very mad at Bobcat Goldthwait. We don't make this stuff up, folks. Clowns--yeah, really, the kind with rubber noses and big shoes--are upset about the way they're depicted in "Shakes the Clown," Goldthwait's new film about a less-than-wholesome band of clowns who hang out in a bar called the Twisted Balloon. Clowns without a sense of humor? Leave it to Bobcat to bring a brand-new special interest group out of the woodwork.
NEWS
November 10, 1991
Your article indicated that Jeff Horton, the "coming out" school board member, had interrupted the Rev. Lou Sheldon's news conference and "called Sheldon a bigot and hate-monger." Perhaps his assessment of Sheldon would have carried more credulity if he had not, in the same interview, referred to Sheldon as someone "I've hated a long time." BRUCE JONES Glendale
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 23, 1990
The article concerning Laguna Beach and AIDS was the worst piece of sensational journalism I have ever read. If the purpose of a feature article is to inform and educate, then you failed miserably. I am a person with AIDS and your article was an unfair representation of gay people in Laguna Beach. To highlight a man who killed himself, to focus on a sex workshop at Laguna Shanti, this is not what the gay community is about. This article could have been written by the Rev. Lou Sheldon.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 20, 1990
With all the press being given to Sullivan, one bit of information has been omitted. In 1989, the Department of Health and Human Services released a four-volume report on teen suicide. In it the startling fact that adolescent homosexuals are at much greater risk than their non-gay counterparts for both attempted and completed suicides was revealed. Rather than acting on this information and calling for further research in the area, Dr. Sullivan joined with notorious gay-bashers, the Rev. Lou Sheldon and Rep. William Dannemeyer (R-Fullerton)
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 12, 1990
Re "Ministers Square Off Over Provocative Art Exhibit" (Aug. 3): Once again the Rev. Lou Sheldon (I used the term ever so loosely) is raking muck and slinging morally right mud where he sees it is needed most. However, this time it's in a location outside of Orange County. Well, isn't that special. Santa Monica won't stand for it and well they shouldn't. For Sheldon to want to limit the rights of Westside residents to view art or limit the role of funding of any artist is just plain fascism at work, not to mention throwing the First Amendment right out the window.
NEWS
April 13, 1990
It was interesting to read that most of the conservative Christian counselors who work with homosexuals ("The Last Temptation," April 5) disagree with the Rev. Lou Sheldon, their loudest proponent. They say he is wrong to suggest that homosexuality is "evil" or that all gays need "reparative" therapy. Poor Lou, he is all alone on this issue too. It's too bad the media considers Sheldon a spokesman for the Christian community on homosexuality when he is obviously out of touch, even with the conservative Christians who actually do work in this area.
NEWS
December 17, 1989
So many thanks for the insightful and positive article on Dr. Virginia Uribe and her Project 10 ("Haven for Gay Teens," Dec. 7). As usual, the balance of pro and con made the article worth reading. It is just amazing to me that there are people like the Rev. Lou Sheldon who profess to believe in humanity as a whole and yet would deny these gay kids their rightful place in school and society. How can these right-wingers justify the amount of pain and death they so casually hand down to kids who are as worthy as anyone else of a solid education?
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