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August 25, 1985
It was with great glee that I read Al Martinez's article about Rob Scribner, the fundamentalist pretender to the 27th Congressional District seat. As a former wanderer in the twilight zone of born-again Christian fundamentalism, I have become more than a little fed up as Scribner and his fellow would-be theocrats have descended on the land like a plague of locusts since their conquest of the White House in 1980. I have been trying to ride out this eight-year reenactment of the Dark Ages as best I can, like one would a bad case of pneumonia.
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July 10, 1993 | FERNANDO DOMINGUEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Almost anyone in his place would have been thrilled, but not Rob Scribner. Not when he couldn't shake the emptiness inside. Not when his everyday existence seemed meaningless, with crucial pieces missing. A multifaceted and exceptionally gifted athlete, Scribner was a key member of the Rams when playing for the team wasn't considered football purgatory. He was in the limelight.
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NEWS
August 18, 1985
Rob Scribner's appeal to Christian pastors to support his bid for Congress as the 27th District's representative because "God Is Calling Him" is a greater challenge to the Republican Party than it is to the incumbent, Mel Levine (Democrat). The Republicans must decide whether they wish a candidate that appeals to a narrow, limited, bigoted view of Christianity, and would reject those whose religious views differ, but do have the same moral and ethical values, or one who represents the multicultural, "in God we trust," American ideal, that leaves to the individual one's own concept of the divine.
NEWS
October 26, 1986 | MATHIS CHAZANOV, Times Staff Writer
It was evening on the patio of a home overlooking the shadowed greens of the Riviera Country Club, and Rob Scribner, functioning on only four hours' sleep, was showing the strain of his second run for Congress. His voice cracked during a brief talk to supporters who had paid $100 a ticket to attend the Santa Monica cocktail party featuring half a dozen former professional athletes. "I'm feeling it," the Republican candidate said of the rigors of the campaign. "But the polls look good."
SPORTS
July 10, 1993 | FERNANDO DOMINGUEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Almost anyone in his place would have been thrilled, but not Rob Scribner. Not when he couldn't shake the emptiness inside. Not when his everyday existence seemed meaningless, with crucial pieces missing. A multifaceted and exceptionally gifted athlete, Scribner was a key member of the Rams when playing for the team wasn't considered football purgatory. He was in the limelight.
NEWS
August 18, 1985
Another phony issue! Congressman Mel Levine is still the master at evading meaningful issues! In last year's 27th Congressional District race, Levine labeled challenger Rob Scribner a "right-wing extremist"--not because of Scribner's political views, but because of Levine . . . claims that Scribner received John Birch Society "support" and that the anti-communist Birch Society is a right-wing extremist organization; therefore, Rob Scribner is...
NEWS
October 26, 1986 | MATHIS CHAZANOV, Times Staff Writer
It was evening on the patio of a home overlooking the shadowed greens of the Riviera Country Club, and Rob Scribner, functioning on only four hours' sleep, was showing the strain of his second run for Congress. His voice cracked during a brief talk to supporters who had paid $100 a ticket to attend the Santa Monica cocktail party featuring half a dozen former professional athletes. "I'm feeling it," the Republican candidate said of the rigors of the campaign. "But the polls look good."
NEWS
May 22, 1986 | MATHIS CHAZANOV, Times Staff Writer
Although confident of reelection to his third term in Congress, Rep. Mel Levine (D-Santa Monica) is taking his challenger seriously enough to have raised a campaign chest of more than half a million dollars for this fall's general election. Levine's opponent is expected to be Rob Scribner, a financial planner, part-time pastor and former football player who has not ceased to campaign against Levine since the incumbent beat him two years ago.
SPORTS
November 12, 1985 | LARRY STEWART, Times Staff Writer
Rob Scribner was hired last week by Prime Ticket Network, Jerry Buss' new all-sports cable channel, to work Saturday night's UCLA-Arizona football game at Tucson. However, Scribner never made it to the game. He was knocked off the tape-delayed telecast by some political maneuvering. Scribner, who was a quarterback at UCLA and later a running back for the Rams, is both an aspiring politician and aspiring broadcaster.
NEWS
May 22, 1986 | MATHIS CHAZANOV, Times Staff Writer
Although confident of reelection to his third term in Congress, Rep. Mel Levine (D-Santa Monica) is taking his challenger seriously enough to have raised a campaign chest of more than half a million dollars for this fall's general election. Levine's opponent is expected to be Rob Scribner, a financial planner, part-time pastor and former football player who has not ceased to campaign against Levine since the incumbent beat him two years ago.
NEWS
August 25, 1985
It was with great glee that I read Al Martinez's article about Rob Scribner, the fundamentalist pretender to the 27th Congressional District seat. As a former wanderer in the twilight zone of born-again Christian fundamentalism, I have become more than a little fed up as Scribner and his fellow would-be theocrats have descended on the land like a plague of locusts since their conquest of the White House in 1980. I have been trying to ride out this eight-year reenactment of the Dark Ages as best I can, like one would a bad case of pneumonia.
NEWS
August 18, 1985
Another phony issue! Congressman Mel Levine is still the master at evading meaningful issues! In last year's 27th Congressional District race, Levine labeled challenger Rob Scribner a "right-wing extremist"--not because of Scribner's political views, but because of Levine . . . claims that Scribner received John Birch Society "support" and that the anti-communist Birch Society is a right-wing extremist organization; therefore, Rob Scribner is...
NEWS
August 18, 1985
Rob Scribner's appeal to Christian pastors to support his bid for Congress as the 27th District's representative because "God Is Calling Him" is a greater challenge to the Republican Party than it is to the incumbent, Mel Levine (Democrat). The Republicans must decide whether they wish a candidate that appeals to a narrow, limited, bigoted view of Christianity, and would reject those whose religious views differ, but do have the same moral and ethical values, or one who represents the multicultural, "in God we trust," American ideal, that leaves to the individual one's own concept of the divine.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 22, 1987 | JERRY GILLAM, Times Staff Writer
A coalition of anti-pornography groups Tuesday called on Gov. George Deukmejian to ban further distribution in the schools of what they charged were state-funded "obscene" AIDS educational material. The coalition also urged the governor to fire Bruce Decker, his appointee to an AIDS advisory committee, who they allege is an avowed homosexual who has often jokingly referred to himself as the governor's "house fairy." "We are outraged," said Leslie Dutton, president of the American Assn.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 6, 1985
Earlier this month, in an address before the American Bar Assn., Atty. Gen. Meese criticized the Supreme Court for being too political and failing to rely solely on the Constitution in reaching its decisions. A couple of days later The Times commented on Meese's talk via an editorial titled, "Ignorance in High Places." This incredibly biased commentary concluded, without any evidence whatever, that Meese was grossly ignorant concerning the historical developments following the Civil War that led to the enactment of the 13th, 14th and 15th amendments, and why various Supreme Court decisions were made over the years as a consequence of these amendments.
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