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April 19, 2012 | By Andrew Blankstein, Los Angeles Times
Former star center fielder Lenny Dykstra will not be allowed to post or solicit on social networking or e-commerce sites over the next three years as part of a plea deal with city prosecutors, authorities said. Dykstra pleaded no contest Wednesday to misdemeanor charges of lewd conduct and assault with a deadly weapon involving women who responded to housekeeping ads he placed on Craigslist, authorities said Wednesday. Prosecutors said he would receive nine months in jail. Under the plea deal, Dykstra also was placed on three years' probation, including provisions to prevent him from misusing the Internet, which he used to lure women who traveled long distances and were desperate for work in the bad economy.
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April 19, 2012 | By Andrew Blankstein, Los Angeles Times
Former star center fielder Lenny Dykstra will not be allowed to post or solicit on social networking or e-commerce sites over the next three years as part of a plea deal with city prosecutors, authorities said. Dykstra pleaded no contest Wednesday to misdemeanor charges of lewd conduct and assault with a deadly weapon involving women who responded to housekeeping ads he placed on Craigslist, authorities said Wednesday. Prosecutors said he would receive nine months in jail. Under the plea deal, Dykstra also was placed on three years' probation, including provisions to prevent him from misusing the Internet, which he used to lure women who traveled long distances and were desperate for work in the bad economy.
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August 12, 1988 | DAVID FERRELL, Times Staff Writer and
The Rev. Robert L. Hymers was unhappy. He had just stepped down from the pulpit, having delivered yet another impassioned outcry against the Universal Pictures film "The Last Temptation of Christ." Now, facing a crowd of reporters in his Fundamentalist Baptist Tabernacle in downtown Los Angeles, Hymers took on the whole of society. The world, as he saw it, was coming apart at the seams: AIDS, drug abuse, adultery, youth violence, the destruction of the ozone layer.
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August 12, 1988 | DAVID FERRELL, Times Staff Writer and
The Rev. Robert L. Hymers was unhappy. He had just stepped down from the pulpit, having delivered yet another impassioned outcry against the Universal Pictures film "The Last Temptation of Christ." Now, facing a crowd of reporters in his Fundamentalist Baptist Tabernacle in downtown Los Angeles, Hymers took on the whole of society. The world, as he saw it, was coming apart at the seams: AIDS, drug abuse, adultery, youth violence, the destruction of the ozone layer.
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July 27, 1987
A fundamentalist minister who has prayed for the death of Supreme Court justices supporting abortion asked his followers to join him in praying for the removal of ailing Justice Harry A. Blackmun "in any way that God sees fit." In a sermon to his Fundamentalist Baptist Tabernacle congregation, meeting at the Ambassador Hotel, the Rev. R.L.
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August 5, 1988 | PAT H. BROESKE, Special to the Times
The controversial movie "The Last Temptation of Christ" will be released next Friday, more than a month earlier than expected, Universal Pictures announced Thursday. The announcement--from Universal and Cineplex Odeon Films, which co-financed the film--came as a surprise strategic move in the escalating war between Universal and protesters of the fictional account of Christ's life.
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July 20, 1988 | JOHN DART, Times Religion Writer
Los Angeles Archbishop Roger M. Mahony entered the controversy over planned release of the motion picture "The Last Temptation of Christ" by saying Tuesday that the "initial indication" is that the Roman Catholic Church will declare the film "morally offensive." Mahony said he has not seen the movie and that he will not advise local Catholics on it until the U.S. Catholic Conference Department of Communications issues a full review.
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July 25, 1988 | MARITA HERNANDEZ, Times Staff Writer
It was billed as a fence-mending session between a fundamentalist preacher, whose vocal campaign against Universal Pictures' "The Last Temptation of Christ" has been criticized as anti-Semitic, and Irv Rubin, leader of the militant Jewish Defense League. But by the end of the meeting, which took place downtown Sunday at a service before Rev. R. L. Hymers' Fundamentalist Baptist Tabernacle congregation, Rubin walked out angrily shaking his head.
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June 17, 1986
It is regrettable that a fundamentalist Baptist pastor led a prayer for the death of five U.S. Supreme Court justices because of their actions legalizing abortion, a national Southern Baptist official said. "Any responsible Baptist, like any responsible Christian, would regret that anyone would pray for death of a Supreme Court justice or any other official," said Wilmer C. Fields, chief spokesman for the Nashville, Tenn.-based national Southern Baptist Convention.
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June 29, 1987
Speaking under a banner that read, "Pray out four more evil Supreme Court members," a Los Angeles fundamentalist preacher who is against pro-abortion members of the U.S. Supreme Court Sunday praised the resignation of Justice Lewis F. Powell. Robert L. Hymers Jr. held a special service at the Ambassador Hotel for about 300 members of the Fundamentalist Baptist Tabernacle to mark Powell's announced retirement, saying, "Thank God He's moved the mind of this evil, filthy man . . . to resign."
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August 5, 1988 | PAT H. BROESKE, Special to the Times
The controversial movie "The Last Temptation of Christ" will be released next Friday, more than a month earlier than expected, Universal Pictures announced Thursday. The announcement--from Universal and Cineplex Odeon Films, which co-financed the film--came as a surprise strategic move in the escalating war between Universal and protesters of the fictional account of Christ's life.
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July 25, 1988 | MARITA HERNANDEZ, Times Staff Writer
It was billed as a fence-mending session between a fundamentalist preacher, whose vocal campaign against Universal Pictures' "The Last Temptation of Christ" has been criticized as anti-Semitic, and Irv Rubin, leader of the militant Jewish Defense League. But by the end of the meeting, which took place downtown Sunday at a service before Rev. R. L. Hymers' Fundamentalist Baptist Tabernacle congregation, Rubin walked out angrily shaking his head.
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July 20, 1988 | JOHN DART, Times Religion Writer
Los Angeles Archbishop Roger M. Mahony entered the controversy over planned release of the motion picture "The Last Temptation of Christ" by saying Tuesday that the "initial indication" is that the Roman Catholic Church will declare the film "morally offensive." Mahony said he has not seen the movie and that he will not advise local Catholics on it until the U.S. Catholic Conference Department of Communications issues a full review.
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July 27, 1987
A fundamentalist minister who has prayed for the death of Supreme Court justices supporting abortion asked his followers to join him in praying for the removal of ailing Justice Harry A. Blackmun "in any way that God sees fit." In a sermon to his Fundamentalist Baptist Tabernacle congregation, meeting at the Ambassador Hotel, the Rev. R.L.
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June 18, 1986 | United Press International
The resignation of Chief Justice Warren E. Burger was hailed Tuesday as an "answer to our prayers" by a fundamentalist pastor who earlier had asked his congregation to pray that five Supreme Court justices either repent, retire or die. "God answered our prayers," said the Rev. Robert L. Hymers, pastor of the Fundamentalist Baptist Tabernacle church in Los Angeles. "It's astonishing . . .
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