William Lobdell, Greatest Religion Reporter Ever, to Speak at Tapestry UU Congregation in Mission Viejo this Sunday

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Next to non-pedophile apologist Catholics, my favorite group of religious-minded folks are Universalist Unitarians, who ground their radical politics on Jesus and a hell of a lot other traditions. I've spoken at four separate congregations in the area, and for the second time at Tapestry in Mission Viejo last month.They always have a great set of monthly speakers (myself excepted, of course), and the coming months will bring UC Irvine law-school dean Erwin Chemerinsky.

This Sunday, however, is a special treat: former Los Angeles Times religion reporter William Lobdell.


We at the Weekly, of course, will forever be grateful to Bill for getting rid of Coker when he upset the blue-haired set back when Dick Nixon died, but we will always give Bill credit for covering religion better than any reporter EVER. His lecture for the Tapestry crowd is called "Is America a Christian Nation? Don't Take the Answer on Faith!" and he'll sign copies of his book, Losing My Religion: How I Lost My Faith Reporting on Religion in America and Found Unexpected Peace. Tapestry is located at 23436 Madero, Ste. 140, Mission Viejo, and service starts at 10 a.m. See you there!

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Bubblegumgirl1959
Bubblegumgirl1959

Google: William Lobdell and make sure you watch th 63 minute video=http://fora.tv/2009/03/25/Losi... also the other reads. Don't feel he was appreciated enough by the world. Read all his work on Google and http://www.nytimes.com/2009/04....

Bumper sticker should say: majority of so-called christians are brainwashed idiots that cannot not, will not and choose NOT to think for themselves, not at all and God does NOT get any money nore the poor (used to be one also, not anymore, didn't drink the kool-aid).

Bubblegumgirl1959
Bubblegumgirl1959

William Lobdell, yes, he covered "religion better than any reporter-EVER", I agree. He should have gotten a pulitzer prize for exposure of 9/19-20-04 on TBN article. His "Onward Christian Soldier" article wonderful also. Excellent writer, what a gift to the world he is.

Amazing how so-called christians are brainwashed to keep TBN and the many on platform, along with Benny Hinn. Want Bumper Sticker that the majority of so-called christians will not, choose not and cannot think for themselves, not at all. God does no get any money, nor does the poor and the homeless, all a sham/scam habitual lie for these spiritual vampires and spiritual cannibals.

Can you imagine if all the people did an account of how much money they gave to these buildings that no one can live in or eat as they're losing their homes, jobs. Go for help as they tithed for years and told we'll pray for you (as they preyed on you alright or refer you to welfare). Look at the Marjoe Documentary-wow.

Look at how the people support habitual liars in Pagan Christianity by Frank Viola and the 10 Lies That the Church Tells Women, one too many lies and they still tithe and attend. = AMAZING.

People don't think to question, what they own and what they're worth and follow the money-trail and their lack of help to the fatherless, widows, orphans, single parents/children, homeless, poor.

No one questions what they do with the money and why they just give without researching a matter.

Are all churches cults?

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Eric Longabardi
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Never mind Lobdell worked with a convicted felon con-man who claimed he found god in prison. That con-man is back in the news for trying to con people again. You would have thought such a "great religion reporter" would have been suspect of a guy who spent a long time in federal prison and then claimed to have found "god". But money talks and you know what walks! Reporter?.. sounds more like a businessman to me.

Just say'n!

Move along, no story there.

Nice non-pedophile "PR blowjob" Senor Groucho! :)

For a different kind of column read NewportBeachNow

http://theenterprisereport.typ...

* The "different" part, it's not written by an ultra-liberal member of the media.

I know you say.. WTF! .. there are still a few people in the mainstream media who aren't liberals? Can't be, no way! .. next thing you'll tell me is the Loch Ness monster and Bigfoot are real too and they live in Newport's Upper Back Bay! ... do they? :)

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Eric Longabardi
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Do your Journalism 101 homework Senor Groucho

... then get back to me, there is going to be a quiz ;)

Wasn't that you handing me an award at the LA Press Club atop the Universal Sheraton a few years ago (one of many over the years) ) for a story of mine with a mainstream media outlet called ABC News?. Your lame joke at the time about foreign aliens being "undocumented workers" got about as much laughter in the room as I for winning the journalism award.

Bill Mahr, a true liberal is at least a funny comedian. He was great that year ripping on his liberal friends and others.

Now I know you probably think ABC News is a bit right of FNC or THE OC-GOP's monthly newsletter, but coming from The OC Weekly that's what I'd expect from you.

The Yak's PETA paid for lawyer will be in touch for that slur! ;)

I won't take it as racist, even though Yaks and live in South America! right .. (Jack Hanna Animal Advventures Google check please) but you're walking a thin line Senor! Somebody get Gloria Allred on the line!

Eric Longabardi
Eric Longabardi

See I knew it..Yak's not from South America.. Central Asia.. I have to watch more Jack Hanna Animal Adventures. my kid loves that show! :)

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