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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 3, 1985
Regarding your article on "South County School Elections Key on 'Traditional Values' " (Oct. 31), I feel there needs to be several corrections to clarify statements: I am the founder, not the head of Citizens for Family Strength. It is not a "traditional values group" but an ad hoc parents committee dealing with Family Life Education. Candidates Carol Cox, Vic Domines and Winston Frost run independent campaigns. They were not members of CFS who have been outspoken on family life issues, but they met some of the criteria the group was seeking before recommending candidates.
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NEWS
March 15, 2013 | By Jon Healey
Andrea Lafferty, the president of the Traditional Values Coalition, says something offensive about gays and lesbians practically every time she speaks on the subject. Nevertheless, she hit a new low Friday in her response to conservative Republican Sen. Rob Portman's disclosure Thursday that he now supports same-sex marriage. The op-ed Portman (R-Ohio) wrote for the Columbus Dispatch offers a perfect argument for conservatives to drop their opposition to same-sex couples taking vows.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 26, 1985
Ernest Conine in his article (Editorial Pages, Dec. 24), "Spying: Growth Industry in America," lays some of the blame for the increase in the number of Americans who are willing to sell out their own country on the "unraveling of traditional values," and particularly in a "general retreat from religious and moral values in a society that finds religious instruction in public schools unacceptable, but doesn't teach any other standard of values, either."...
ENTERTAINMENT
February 28, 2013 | By Mark Olsen, Los Angeles Times
"21 and Over" could celebrate that magical moment when the final barrier to adulthood falls by the wayside, as the act of legally buying alcohol instantly goes from forbidden to routine. However, the movie just uses the moment as a springboard to a cynical college-age "Hangover" redo with far, far fewer fully developed characters or inventive adventures. (And that's saying something.) Rascally chatterbox Miller (Miles Teller) and somewhat more together Casey (Skylar Astin) surprise their old friend Jeff Chang (Justin Chon)
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 31, 1985 | ROBERT SCHWARTZ, Times Staff Writer
The teaching of "traditional values" and allegations that for some candidates those translate into fundamental Christianity in the classroom have been the dominant themes in south Orange County's two school board campaigns. In the Saddleback Valley Unified School District, board vice president Dore J. Gilbert and president Kristine A.
NEWS
August 24, 1989 | JOSEPH N. BELL
The Orange County Board of Supervisors' rejection this summer of a proposed law that would have made it illegal to discriminate against people infected with the AIDS virus, combined with the upcoming referendum in Irvine that would drop "sexual orientation" from an anti-discrimination statute, have produced--in my book--one positive result. They have made me think a lot about traditional values.
REAL ESTATE
February 2, 1986 | DAVID M. KINCHEN, Times Staff Writer
"Back to The Future" could have served as the slogan of the 42nd annual convention of the National Assn. of Home Builders that attracted an estimated 60,000 builders and others here. Traditional values and designs prevailed at the New American Home in suburban Dallas and the Renovated Ranch on the city's upscale north side, two popular tours away from the convention complex. The future was in the Convention Center in the form of a full-scale mock-up of NAHB's Smart House project.
NEWS
August 19, 1992 | RONALD BROWNSTEIN, Times staff writer
At the core of his plan . . . ECONOMIC POLICY: Bush says the key to economic prosperity is limiting the size and scope of government, although federal spending, government regulation and the deficit have all increased during his Administration. "America is the most prosperous nation in history because it is also the freest," he says. "And that same commitment to limited government . . . must shape the reforms that we urgently need to undertake."
WORLD
May 11, 2007 | Patrick J. McDonnell and Tracy Wilkinson, Times Staff Writers
As his strong comments against abortion and Catholic politicians who vote to legalize it continued to provoke debate, Pope Benedict XVI on Thursday urged Latin America's youth to lead lives of prayer and faith and to resist "the snares of evil" that deprive them of true Christian happiness. Tens of thousands of young people, traveling here from across South America, greeted the pope at Sao Paulo's Pacaembu soccer stadium.
NEWS
October 9, 1995 | DAN MORAIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
State Democratic party officials are protesting a $47,000 Republican Party donation to the nonprofit Traditional Values Coalition in the final days of the hard-fought 1994 general election, saying the conservative group should lose its tax-exempt status. The California Republican Party gave the Traditional Values Coalition $35,000 11 days before the November election and $12,000 more five days later.
OPINION
September 6, 2012 | Meghan Daum
At the risk of inviting legions of conservatives to swoop down and tell me I'm drowning in the Obama Kool-Aid (actually, it's not just a risk; it's a guarantee), I'm just going to come out and say it: Michelle Obama was spectacular at the Democratic National Convention on Tuesday night. She managed to do in 25 minutes what her husband has been struggling to do for nearly four years: remind us why we were once so excited about the prospect of seeing this family in the White House. Almost immediately, the speech was being called "politically masterful," "a devastating attack on Mitt Romney" and "history making.
NATIONAL
August 1, 2012 | By Rene Lynch
Just two weeks ago, Chick-fil-A was a fast-food restaurant best known for chicken sandwiches and cross-cut fries. Now the chain is known for much more, chiefly its opposition to gay marriage. Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee has declared Aug. 1 -- today -- Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day, encouraging residents nationwide who support traditional values to plunk down some money and let the Christian-run company know it's not alone. "We are closing in on 500,000 attendees for Chick fil-A Appreciation day," Huckabee said on his Facebook page this week, urging other like-minded individuals to continue to get the word out  about the counter-protest.
NEWS
January 18, 2012 | By Kim Geiger
Rick Santorum's presidential campaign stormed into this sleepy town with a message geared at small-town conservatives. "The voters who are necessary for us to win [the general election] aren't the white-collar liberal elite or moderates in New York City,” Santorum told a crowd of about 50 voters, many of them still undecided. “The swing states in this election, they're going to decide this race. Well, that's where I come from.“ Santorum touted his background, having grown up in public housing, the son of an immigrant and coal mining family.
OPINION
October 28, 2010 | Meghan Daum
Of all the mom categories used to identify (real or imagined) voting demographics ? soccer moms, hockey moms, Wal-Mart moms ? the one that appeals to me most is mama grizzly. I've always been in favor of "rising up," and I'm tired of being left out of this mom thing just because I don't have kids. That's why I decided it was time to seriously explore my options. After all, when you're over 35, you can't mess around. Being a soccer mom requires having an actual kid. Being a hockey mom somehow seems less strict (or at least the kids seem more likely to have their own apartments before they're out of high school)
NATIONAL
September 8, 2010 | By Peter Nicholas and Christi Parsons, Tribune Washington Bureau
President Obama laid out a sweeping argument for retaining Democrats and punishing Republicans in the upcoming midterm elections, calling on voters Wednesday to reject economic policies advanced by the GOP that he said favor millionaires at the expense of struggling families. Obama took the unusual step of describing the financial and medical struggles he, First Lady Michelle Obama and their families have faced, personalizing a deeply political debate as he sought to position himself firmly on the side of middle-class families.
WORLD
March 5, 2008 | Tracy Wilkinson, Times Staff Writer
Spain's most prominent Roman Catholic priests have stepped into the center of a bare-knuckle election campaign here, igniting a firestorm by seeming to tell voters how to cast their ballots. The powerful Spanish Bishops Conference, in a recent widely disseminated "message to the public," reminded Catholic voters of their duty to defend traditional values and to elect leaders "responsibly" when they go to the polls Sunday. Catholics make up the vast majority in this country.
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.
WORLD
May 11, 2007 | Patrick J. McDonnell and Tracy Wilkinson, Times Staff Writers
As his strong comments against abortion and Catholic politicians who vote to legalize it continued to provoke debate, Pope Benedict XVI on Thursday urged Latin America's youth to lead lives of prayer and faith and to resist "the snares of evil" that deprive them of true Christian happiness. Tens of thousands of young people, traveling here from across South America, greeted the pope at Sao Paulo's Pacaembu soccer stadium.
OPINION
January 25, 2004 | Tony Quinn, Tony Quinn is co-editor of the California Target Book, a nonpartisan analysis of California legislative and congressional campaigns.
Could 2004 be 1928 all over again? Not since the 1928 elections have the Republicans retained control of both Congress and the White House. Now that 76-year-old record may be about to fall: President Bush is looking stronger with the economy picking up, and Republicans seem likely not only to hold on to control of both houses of Congress but also to increase their numbers. A GOP gerrymander of Democratic districts in Texas will probably add six to eight Republicans to the House.
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