By On the occasion of our 20th anniversary
By Gustavo Arellano
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By Charles Lam
BOTTOM OF THE MAILBAGThere's correspondence we'd never consider printing in a thousand years . . . except for the last issue of the millennium.
GOD STUFFEditor's note: The following submission included photocopies of a biography that noted the Reverend Robert Schuller received the Horatio Alger Award in 1989 and passages from books that alleged Alger, a noted 19th-century novelist, repeatedly had sex with boys:
Mr. [Robert] Schuller—Mr. Name Dropper—is so proud of whom he knows and his awards. I gave Mr. Schuller a copy of this last year at his Men's Conference of Horatio Alger Winners at the Crystal Cathedral. I don't know if the front-desk man gave it to him. I even said he could read it. You never know about people.
Mr. Schuller is so puffed-up about himself. He needs to only accept awards from God, not man.Gina Keith Garden Grove Jan. 19
Have you heard and read about the so-called reverend of the Moronic Majority, the Reverend Jerry Fartwell, talking about those funny Teletubbies that come on your local PBS station? The bigot Falwell wants the advertisers to pull out because the character Tinky Winky is purple and his antenna is a gay symbol and he carries a large hat and purse.
Please. What child knows about sex at age 3? HELLO!!! Stupidity here! It's a goddamn children's program that has nothing to do with sex. OR sexual orientation. A LOT of young boys go into their mothers' closets and try on clothes and shoes or carry bags. It's a part of growing up! ALL INNOCENT!!! And Fartwell wants it to be canonized as a sin! FUCK HIM!Lenny Cota Westminster Feb. 17
You know, one of these days, some gay radical will bring a lawsuit to a Christian church because their leader, the Lord, is anti-gay. "How dare he make a man-woman sexual relationship biologically natural! He didn't take into consideration that some of us 'men' might find other 'men' attractive and want to reproduce. We want our rights!"
I don't hate gays. I just don't celebrate the queer lifestyle. Being "queer" is an urge that can be suppressed. Just like I suppress the urge to throw up whenever I hear the anti-phrase "gay rights."Your Lord & Savior Heaven June 7
I come to you on this day to give you a dire warning: you are doomed! You are marked for Eternal Death. The Lord has sent His Word unto you, and you have refused to hear. He has sent the Holy Spirit unto you and His instructions to do His Will, and you have rejected the Holy Spirit, refused to hear him, preferring the false teachings of man to the Glory of God.
In his Benevolent Mercy, God gives you another opportunity to save yourselves, to return to the Light and come out of the Darkness. We are gathering all Our Power, all Our Strength to speak to the living on Christmas Eve to try to make them understand that they are following a creature of Darkness and being led to their doom. I tell you now—I do not ask you, I TELL YOU—to learn what the one I speak through has to give to you, and share it with all who listen to you. If you do, it will save your Immortal Souls. If you do not, you throw them away.
This message was forwarded to the Trinity Broadcasting Network.Peter, Lord of Heaven channeled through Gerald A. Polley Fargo, North Dakota Sept. 30
HEY! HO! LET'S GO!
This is about the issue with a "Vietnamese" [Ho Chi Minh] on the cover. That guy who placed a portrait of a "DEAD LEADER" up on his wall. Hello! Get over it! I am for one sick and tired of these Asians screwing up traffic and the surrounding areas with this RETARDED show of PURE COMMUNISM!!! Is this show of COMMUNISM (and that is what it is) nessary [sic]? REALLY! I mean HO is DEAD! Shit, MUSOLINI [sic] IS DEAD! STALIN IS DEAD! HITLER IS DEAD! Fuck, get over it! IF they want to fight communism, then JUDGE them selves [sic], for quelling trungs [sic] OWN views! I ain't no ricer! I am white, and I am not PINKO!
Now my city of Westminster is on the map as a DUNG hole for VIETNAMESE. WHERE IS MY FREEDOM AT? Did you see the war veteran going over there last week on ch 9 telling them to get over it or LEAVE, and then the VIETNAMESE GANG of peoples [sic] jumped him and dragged him to the ground and KICKED him in the balls? WAS that ever reported at all? Or was the media one-sided on that? "OH these poor Asians lets [sic] cry for them!" BULLSHIT!A '60s Guy Who Went Through It Westminster March 10
LOST IN CO
I just read the current CO weekly [sic] with STINER [sic; the reference is to former county Supervisor William Steiner] in the mix, and I am grossly appalled to read about stated pay offs [sic] and crooked backroom deals, and "FUNNY MONEY." WHERE IS THE Eliot Nesses and Zorros that once went forth to stop this corruption? Who here in CO [sic] has the "BALLS" to grab that fucker and de throne [sic] him?