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Louis P. Sheldon, MDiv Biography

Chairman and Founder of Traditional Values Coalition
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Is Sexual Orientation Determined at Birth?"

The Traditional Values Coalition (TVC) states that “the most credible research to date on homosexuality — and research conducted years ago — demonstrates that no one is ‘born gay.’ The homosexual is suffering from a developmental problem, which frequently starts out in childhood as gender confusion, family dysfunction, or molestation.”

“Homosexual Urban Legends,” TVC website (accessed Oct. 12, 2007)

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Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Chairman and Founder, Traditional Values Coalition, 1980-present
  • Guest Preacher, various churches, 1985-present
  • Minister, various Presbyterian churches, 1960-1985
  • Advisory Panel member, African American Republican Leadership Council
  • Member, Arlington Group
  • Advisory Board member, Interfaith Stewardship Alliance
  • Advisory Panel member, African American Republican Leadership Council
  • Master of Divinity, Princeton Theological Seminary, 1960
  • BS, History, Michigan State University, 1957
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