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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 16, 1989
The Rev. Louis P. Sheldon, chairman of the Orange County-based Traditional Values Coalition, advocates pushing "fathers of the unborn" to argue their case in court. Nice work if he can catch a rapist, a lover who flew the coop once he found his mate was pregnant, or how about a perpetrator of incest? I'm sure they would all love to have their day in court. LUCY M. BORIK La Palma
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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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NEWS
June 14, 1989
Orange County supervisors rejected a proposed ordinance that would have banned discrimination against AIDS victims, making the county the only major urban area in California without such a measure. The 3-2 vote before a tense and emotional crowd capped an 18-month study by the county's HIV Advisory Committee that concluded that the ordinance was necessary to reduce the spread of acquired immune deficiency syndrome by making its victims more likely to seek treatment. Opposition was led by the Rev. Louis P. Sheldon's Anaheim-based Traditional Values Coalition.
OPINION
January 2, 2005
As a Republican from a red state and supporter of President Bush and his Iraq policy, I read with dismay the article by the Rev. Louis P. Sheldon, "Hey, Governor, the GOP Won" (Commentary, Dec. 29). This air-filled article said at most: Anyone who opposes us, we are going to beat up with the big values stick. This stick is not heavy and hard, but a figment of Sheldon's hopeful imagination. Objecting to these "Vicars of Values" wishing to insert their version of religion into the public policy arena is almost -- but not quite -- as important as supporting national defense is to voters like me. There are many red-staters who will switch to the other side in 2008 if these sanctimonious, self-declared owners of values continue to strut and crow like roosters at daybreak, thinking they cause the sun to rise.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 29, 1989
The Rev. Louis P. Sheldon's response (Oct. 15) to the editorial entitled "The Freedom to Decide" was, to say the least, quite interesting. The crux of his argument is that homosexuality is not prescribed in the genetic code. My question for the reverend is: Since when is bigotry contained in the genetic code? Sheldon states that the act of sodomy is the underlying connection of homosexuals. And I ask: Is prejudice not the common link of bigots? And most unfortunately, I know of no reparative therapy or medical treatment for those who desire change.
MAGAZINE
May 2, 1993
Growing up in a Christian home, I was taught the virtues of love and hope and, above all, respect for others. That is why, for the life of me, I cannot understand the Rev. Louis P. Sheldon and his kind's narrow-minded hatefulness directed toward gays and lesbians. Chasing gays back "into hiding" is the idea of mean-spirited but well-organized bigots, who do not represent Christian ideals, and trying to make such attitudes the Christian agenda is shameful. Hate and bigotry are not the Christian way. DAVID L. UIBLE Los Angeles
ENTERTAINMENT
April 15, 1990
So, T. Solliday (Letters, April 1) finds appalling the depiction in "The Handmaid's Tale" of fundamentalist Christians. The movie shows a fundamentalist ruling class that forces women who oppose its views to bear children. If the goals of the Rev. Louis P. Sheldon and his Traditional Values Coalition are any indication, we could one day see something like "The Handmaid's Tale" come to pass. Listen to his wife, Beverly, defending discrimination against single people: "Single people aren't providing the same stability to our country (as married people)
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 15, 1989
The editorial entitled "The Freedom to Decide" (Oct. 8), while interesting, was nevertheless representative of a lack of knowledge of the facts. Unfortunately, the Los Angeles Times detours from discussing the issue and resorts to name-calling. What The Times considers "gay bashers" and "homophobics" are in actuality concerned individuals who feel that homosexuality is not written or prescribed in the genetic code, but a behavior that is acquired from possibly hundreds of different sources.
BUSINESS
December 1, 1991
In the article on C.J. Segerstrom & Sons--the owner and manager of the South Coast Plaza mall--changing its policy toward hiring and promoting gays and lesbians, "Segerstrom Will Change Policy and Ban Gay Discrimination" (Oct. 23), it was reported that the Rev. Louis P. Sheldon called the new policy "foolish" and predicted that "people will just avoid the mall at Christmastime if they see gays blowing whistles and fondling each other." Huh? I thought we were talking about employment practices.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 17, 1989
I am appalled at the usage of AIDS as a tool to communicate a bigoted, closed-minded opinion. The Rev. Louis P. Sheldon and his Traditional Values Coalition have gone too far. One of the picket signs on display read "AIDS Kills!" This is true, meaning that we should all be afraid of the Traditional Values Coalition. At least AIDS doesn't discriminate against homosexuals. Among other tactics used by the Traditional Values Coalition: a 15-year-old cheerleader chanting bad AIDS jokes.
NEWS
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.
MAGAZINE
May 2, 1993
Growing up in a Christian home, I was taught the virtues of love and hope and, above all, respect for others. That is why, for the life of me, I cannot understand the Rev. Louis P. Sheldon and his kind's narrow-minded hatefulness directed toward gays and lesbians. Chasing gays back "into hiding" is the idea of mean-spirited but well-organized bigots, who do not represent Christian ideals, and trying to make such attitudes the Christian agenda is shameful. Hate and bigotry are not the Christian way. DAVID L. UIBLE Los Angeles
BUSINESS
December 1, 1991
In the article on C.J. Segerstrom & Sons--the owner and manager of the South Coast Plaza mall--changing its policy toward hiring and promoting gays and lesbians, "Segerstrom Will Change Policy and Ban Gay Discrimination" (Oct. 23), it was reported that the Rev. Louis P. Sheldon called the new policy "foolish" and predicted that "people will just avoid the mall at Christmastime if they see gays blowing whistles and fondling each other." Huh? I thought we were talking about employment practices.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 16, 1990
The recent study on schoolbook challenges ("Schoolbook Challenges on Steady Course," Dec. 7) is only going to get worse. The far-too-often-quoted Rev. Louis P. Sheldon of the Coalition for Traditional (Christian Fundamentalist) Values in Anaheim is going to have an even greater challenge to his effort to establish Christian Fundamentalism as the one and only true and established state religion in his Christian America. Soon the now 10 million American Moslems (latest count and growing)
ENTERTAINMENT
April 15, 1990
So, T. Solliday (Letters, April 1) finds appalling the depiction in "The Handmaid's Tale" of fundamentalist Christians. The movie shows a fundamentalist ruling class that forces women who oppose its views to bear children. If the goals of the Rev. Louis P. Sheldon and his Traditional Values Coalition are any indication, we could one day see something like "The Handmaid's Tale" come to pass. Listen to his wife, Beverly, defending discrimination against single people: "Single people aren't providing the same stability to our country (as married people)
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 16, 1990
The recent study on schoolbook challenges ("Schoolbook Challenges on Steady Course," Dec. 7) is only going to get worse. The far-too-often-quoted Rev. Louis P. Sheldon of the Coalition for Traditional (Christian Fundamentalist) Values in Anaheim is going to have an even greater challenge to his effort to establish Christian Fundamentalism as the one and only true and established state religion in his Christian America. Soon the now 10 million American Moslems (latest count and growing)
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 22, 1989
Pointing to a "lack of knowledge of the facts" in a Times editorial on homosexuality, The Rev. Louis P. Sheldon once again reveals his own ignorance in his letter (Oct. 15) First, he claims that the "reparative therapy and medical treatment is (sic) available for those homosexuals who desire change." If he were to read the most authoritative book on the subject, C.A. Tripp's "The Homosexual Matrix," he would learn from it that not a single case of change from homosexual to heterosexual orientation has ever been authenticated despite the claims of certain quack psychiatrists.
NEWS
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
October 29, 1989
The Rev. Louis P. Sheldon's response (Oct. 15) to the editorial entitled "The Freedom to Decide" was, to say the least, quite interesting. The crux of his argument is that homosexuality is not prescribed in the genetic code. My question for the reverend is: Since when is bigotry contained in the genetic code? Sheldon states that the act of sodomy is the underlying connection of homosexuals. And I ask: Is prejudice not the common link of bigots? And most unfortunately, I know of no reparative therapy or medical treatment for those who desire change.
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