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October 18, 1995
As a lifelong registered Republican I am angered and astonished by the disclosure of the $47,000 donation from the Republican Party to the nonprofit Traditional Values Coalition just prior to the 1994 general election (Oct. 9). This organization and its leader, the Rev. Louis Sheldon, hawk fear and hate, with smugness, to the masses under the guise of traditional values. Whose values, I ask? Which tradition? The so-called Christian conservatives are slaughtering the party of Lincoln. JOSEPHINE MERRILL KIRKPATRICK Pasadena
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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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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 17, 1989
I agree with Robert A. Jones (Nov. 12, "On California") that gross intolerance has been brought to light by Irvine's Measure N. The worst is his own. Jones is obviously totally intolerant of any "band of Bible thumpers" (Has he ever seen the Rev. Louis Sheldon thump one?), "homophobes" (used twice), "fake-science types, . . . from some time warp . . . the likes of Sheldon." Jones shows he is navigating on a "darker subcurrent" of his own. Perhaps that makes him consensus-phobic.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 18, 1995
As a lifelong registered Republican I am angered and astonished by the disclosure of the $47,000 donation from the Republican Party to the nonprofit Traditional Values Coalition just prior to the 1994 general election (Oct. 9). This organization and its leader, the Rev. Louis Sheldon, hawk fear and hate, with smugness, to the masses under the guise of traditional values. Whose values, I ask? Which tradition? The so-called Christian conservatives are slaughtering the party of Lincoln. JOSEPHINE MERRILL KIRKPATRICK Pasadena
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 17, 1989
The violence at the gay pride festival is the fault of the "Christians." I don't understand these so-called "fundamentalist Christians," who go out of their way to viciously abuse, confront and harass gay individuals, women seeking medical attention at clinics, and who knows who else next. I guess the Bibles that these people read and wave around contain Scriptures and instructions different from those of other Bibles, such as "hate thy neighbor as thyself" and "judge others because you are perfect."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 30, 1990
In the 1939 movie "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington," a young Jimmy Stewart faces congressional corruption and wins the day with an avalanche of mail from ordinary citizens fed up with the status quo of greed and back-room politics. As I read in The Times, a Rev. Louis Sheldon now goes to Washington, both on an entirely different pilgrimage with a distinctly odious agenda. Whereas "Mr. Smith" fought for the rights of all Americans to fair and decent government, Sheldon brings hostility, polarization and downright hatred to the capital in his zealous crusade against homosexuals.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 3, 1989
Re the proposed gay pride festival: As a resident of Orange County I, too, am concerned with the safety of our parks. I, too, am concerned with the safe environment of our streets and neighborhoods. But I have a strong disagreement with the Rev. Louis Sheldon and those that would deny the right of assembly to any law-abiding group that does not meet their own peculiar standard. When I go to the parks in Santa Ana, I am appalled by the graffiti on the walls. And they are not put on by gays.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 7, 1990
In the 1939 movie "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington," a young Jimmy Stewart faces congressional corruption and wins the day with an avalanche of mail from ordinary citizens fed up with the status quo of greed and back-room politics. As I read in The Times (Dec. 30), a Rev. Louis Sheldon now goes to Washington but on an entirely different pilgrimage with a distinctly odious agenda. Whereas "Mr. Smith" fought for the rights of all Americans to fair and decent government, Sheldon brings hostility, polarization and downright hatred to the capital in his zealous crusade against homosexuals.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 30, 1989
Regarding "Evolution vs. Creation," Part A, Dec. 15: As we watch our country's technological prowess continue to decline, it is disheartening to see a person like (Rev.) Louis Sheldon--supposedly one who loves his country--contribute to the slide. Japan graduates 10 engineers for every lawyer, while we produce 10 lawyers for every engineer. The dilemma is to first get students excited about science early, and then teach the principles that have guided man to some of his greatest achievements.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 9, 1989
In response to "A Savvy 'Free Agent for God,' " Part A, Nov. 26: Just whose traditional values does the Rev. Louis Sheldon represent? After 10 years of sermons from assorted religious storm troopers and bunco artists, one can only conclude that "traditional values" is too often a euphemism for mean-spirited pride in ignorance. As future parents, we profoundly resent this vile little hysteric's insistence that his campaign of fear and loathing represents the hope of the American family.
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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.
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November 4, 1992 | DAVID HALDANE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Conservative Christian groups seemed headed toward some modest successes late Tuesday in their drive to elect favored candidates to seats on local school boards, although nowhere were their expected victories likely to change school board majorities. All told, seven of the 23 candidates endorsed by the Pro-Family Coalition and the Rev. Louis P. Sheldon's Traditional Values Coalition seemed headed for victory.
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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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 30, 1990
In the 1939 movie "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington," a young Jimmy Stewart faces congressional corruption and wins the day with an avalanche of mail from ordinary citizens fed up with the status quo of greed and back-room politics. As I read in The Times, a Rev. Louis Sheldon now goes to Washington, both on an entirely different pilgrimage with a distinctly odious agenda. Whereas "Mr. Smith" fought for the rights of all Americans to fair and decent government, Sheldon brings hostility, polarization and downright hatred to the capital in his zealous crusade against homosexuals.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 12, 1990
I see we are being subjected to yet another of the Rev. Louis Sheldon's self-aggrandizing crusades, this one in the matter of the David Wojnarowicz art exhibit. Good Lord, aren't there other, more important things that this self-proclaimed man of God could turn his hyperkinetic energies to? Like the homeless? Or the poor and the hungry? If those aren't exciting enough for the good reverend, how about turning his attention inward, and cleaning up the shameful shambles that organized religion has become under the influences of the Jim Bakkers and the Jimmy Swaggerts?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 7, 1990
In the 1939 movie "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington," a young Jimmy Stewart faces congressional corruption and wins the day with an avalanche of mail from ordinary citizens fed up with the status quo of greed and back-room politics. As I read in The Times (Dec. 30), a Rev. Louis Sheldon now goes to Washington but on an entirely different pilgrimage with a distinctly odious agenda. Whereas "Mr. Smith" fought for the rights of all Americans to fair and decent government, Sheldon brings hostility, polarization and downright hatred to the capital in his zealous crusade against homosexuals.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 12, 1990
I see we are being subjected to yet another of the Rev. Louis Sheldon's self-aggrandizing crusades, this one in the matter of the David Wojnarowicz art exhibit. Good Lord, aren't there other, more important things that this self-proclaimed man of God could turn his hyperkinetic energies to? Like the homeless? Or the poor and the hungry? If those aren't exciting enough for the good reverend, how about turning his attention inward, and cleaning up the shameful shambles that organized religion has become under the influences of the Jim Bakkers and the Jimmy Swaggerts?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 4, 1992 | DAVID HALDANE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Conservative Christian groups seemed headed toward some modest successes late Tuesday in their drive to elect favored candidates to seats on local school boards, although nowhere were their expected victories likely to change school board majorities. All told, seven of the 23 candidates endorsed by the Pro-Family Coalition and the Rev. Louis P. Sheldon's Traditional Values Coalition seemed headed for victory.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 30, 1989
Regarding "Evolution vs. Creation," Part A, Dec. 15: As we watch our country's technological prowess continue to decline, it is disheartening to see a person like (Rev.) Louis Sheldon--supposedly one who loves his country--contribute to the slide. Japan graduates 10 engineers for every lawyer, while we produce 10 lawyers for every engineer. The dilemma is to first get students excited about science early, and then teach the principles that have guided man to some of his greatest achievements.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 9, 1989
In response to "A Savvy 'Free Agent for God,' " Part A, Nov. 26: Just whose traditional values does the Rev. Louis Sheldon represent? After 10 years of sermons from assorted religious storm troopers and bunco artists, one can only conclude that "traditional values" is too often a euphemism for mean-spirited pride in ignorance. As future parents, we profoundly resent this vile little hysteric's insistence that his campaign of fear and loathing represents the hope of the American family.
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