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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.
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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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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.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 7, 2002 | BRIAN LOWRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Children's cable network Nickelodeon has drawn fire from a conservative group over an upcoming "Nick News" special that will explore the issue of gay parenting, with comic Rosie O'Donnell and the Rev. Jerry Falwell among the participants. "Nick News Special Edition: My Family Is Different" is scheduled to run in prime time on June 18 and will examine "issues related to diversity, tolerance and respect, particularly to kids of same-sex parented families," according to the network's announcement.
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.
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January 27, 1990 | ROBERT W. STEWART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Chanting angry slogans, 1,000 vocal gay rights activists surged up Connecticut Avenue Friday night to confront Orange County evangelist Louis P. Sheldon at the hotel where he presided over a national conference on "reparative therapy" for gays.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 7, 1990
Beverly Sheldon, director of research for the Traditional Values Coalition in Irvine, is quoted, "Single people aren't providing the same stability to our country, they're not providing offspring, they carry more diseases." I hope Pope John Paul doesn't take it too personally. Sheldon's rhetoric reflects the tone of what her organization should be called, "Traditional Discrimination Coalition." JEFFREY FLEMING Laguna Beach
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.
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
July 9, 2001
While reading "Teachers' Proposal on Gays Protested" (July 4) I noticed my brain automatically changed the name of the sponsoring organization, Focus on the Family, to Focus on Bigotry. I have noticed this before, when the name of the Traditional Values Coalition automatically changed to Traditional Hatred Coalition. Could it be that everything these two organizations sponsor has nothing to do with families or values but rather everything to do with bigotry and hatred? Dave Hoen Santa Ana
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October 21, 2000 | JEAN MERL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A conservative Christian coalition has sent a mailer to the 27th Congressional District's politically potent Armenian American community, calling Rep. James E. Rogan's main opponent, state Sen. Adam Schiff, "a champion of the homosexual agenda." In response, a Washington-based coalition of religious groups Friday denounced the tone and content of the mailing, sent by the Orange County-based Traditional Values Coalition to 15,000 to 20,000 district voters with Armenian surnames.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 17, 1999 | ANTONIO OLIVO and JOSEPH TREVINO, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Once at odds with a conservative religious organization over Proposition 187, a new statewide group of Latino evangelical church leaders has now joined it on an equally passionate front: gay rights. Called La Amistad, the group of mostly Spanish-speaking Protestant Pentecostal congregations is aggressively fighting gay rights legislation being considered in Sacramento.
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October 25, 1998 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
U.S. Senate candidate Matt Fong, who has sought to position himself as a moderate Republican, donated $50,000 to a conservative Orange County religious coalition that seeks to outlaw abortion and block gay-rights laws. Fong spokesman Steve Schmidt said the money was given earlier this year to the Anaheim-based Traditional Values Coalition because Fong is a friend of the coalition's chairman, the Rev. Lou Sheldon. "Rev.
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March 9, 1996 | LORENZA MUNOZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Saying he was personally supporting GOP presidential candidate Bob Dole, the Rev. Louis P. Sheldon of the Traditional Values Coalition announced Friday that his organization has sent nearly half a million voter's guides to churches around the state. The coalition, a nonprofit corporation, has distributed voter's guides to churches since 1982.
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
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 23, 1992
I was disappointed to find that you included comments by the Rev. Lou Sheldon (of the Traditional Values Coalition) in your article about AB 3825. Simply because he has an irrational hatred of gay men and lesbians doesn't make him an authority on legislation or an expert on issues involving gay people. If you insist on "balancing" your articles with differing points of view, I'm sure you can find many people who oppose it for financial or other reasons. But giving Sheldon a voice in your newspaper only serves to legitimize his homophobia.
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.
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.
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