Last updated on: 2/13/2008 | Author: ProCon.org

Louis P. Sheldon, MDiv Biography

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

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)

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
Education:
  • Master of Divinity, Princeton Theological Seminary, 1960
  • BS, History, Michigan State University, 1957
Other:
  • None found