COLUMN TWENTY-FIVE, SEPTEMBER 1, 1997
(Copyright © 1997 Al Aronowitz)
Date: Tue, 06 May 1997 10:54:19 -0400
From: r buncher
To: Al Aronowitz
Subject: Re: john mitchell
I was searching the web for anything on my uncle john mitchell. the reason i was searching was that he died last week in arizona and i wondered if anyone had noticed. after reading your article, i felt you would want to know.
[See HOW DO YOU BURY A CELLAR /column6.html ] ##
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MORE SAD NEWS
Date: Wed, 3 Sep 1997 18:26:00 -0600
From: David Greenberg
Subject: robert palmer is very ill
That is Robert Palmer the writer, not the singer. Robert is awaiting a liver transplant in Arkansas. His wife, Jobeth, tried to check him into a hospital in New Orleans, but they did not accept him as he has no health insurance. They had to travel to Little Rock where they have contacts, but still, they have no insurance and there are doubts that the hospital will treat him fairly. Please forward this message to anyone in the press that you know to get the word out about Robert's plight.
Robert was the premiere rock critic at the New York Times for many years. He has written many books as well as liner notes. His liners grace our Onobox and are the cornerstone for our Ono page at www.rykodisc.com. Most recently he had been producing albums for FAT POSSUM records.
For cards or letters, you can send them to: ROBERT PALMER/JO BETH BRITON Room 341B University of Arkansas for Medical Science 4301 West Markham Street Little Rock, AR 72205.
The attending Physician is Dr. Lavender and the liver specialist is Dr. Rashid. The transplant would take place at the University of Tennessee by one Dr Waters. ##
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Date: Fri, 22 Aug 1997 20:27:12 -0400
From: Ron Whitehead
Subject: Pat Robertson advocates stoning for UFO enthusiasts
FREEDOM WRITER PRESS RELEASE
CONTACT: Skipp Porteous (413)Great Barrington, MA---In a recent pronouncement, television evangelist and head of the Christian Coalition, Pat Robertson, advocated death by stoning for UFO enthusiasts.
Freedom Writer magazine, in its July/August issue, mailed today, disclosed Robertson's statement. Freedom Writer is published by the Institute for First Amendment Studies, a group that monitors the right.
Robertson used the news of the July 4th Mars landing to promote his extreme beliefs. A segment on the July 8, 1997 broadcast of The 700 Club featured news of the Mars Pathfinder mission. Employing the historical event as a starting point, the program delved into the possibility of the existence of UFOs and space aliens.
While Robertson viewed the space program with suspicion, on a more serious note, he launched into a diatribe against those who entertain the existence of space aliens and UFOs. He said, in a rambling discourse, that if such things exist, they are simply demons trying to lead people away from Christ.
According to Robertson, the threat is so serious that people who believe in space aliens should be put to death by stoning---according to "God's word."
"The Bible says the Earth belongs to man, but the heavens belong to the Lord," Robertson said.
"He has given us the Earth. He also warned, way back when Moses was writing down not only what is the Ten Commandments, but Deuteronomy, which is almost the Second Law.
"Here is what he said to the children of Israel about this whole matter:
"'If there is found among you, within any of your gates which the Lord your God gives you, a man or a woman who has been wicked in the sight of the Lord your God, in transgressing His covenant, who has gone and served other gods and worshipped them, either the sun or moon or any of the hosts of heaven which I have not commanded you, and you hear of it, then you shall inquire diligently. And if it is indeed true and certain that such an abomination has been committed in Israel, then you shall bring out to your gates that man or woman who has committed that wicked thing, and stone to death that man or woman with stones.'" (Deuteronomy 17:2-5, NKJV).
"Now, that's what Moses said to the children of Israel about those who worship the sun and the moon and the hosts of heaven, because these things, at best, are lifeless nothings, or, if they are intelligent, they're demonic. And, yes, there is a host of heaven. There are angels and there are fallen angels. There is no question about it.
"Can a demon appear as a slanty-eyed, funny-looking creature? Of course he can, or it can. Of course they can deceive people. And if they can lead somebody away from the true God, or away from Jesus Christ, anyway it happens, it doesn't matter, you will lose your salvation. It doesn't matter how they get you. The question is, did they get you, and under what guise?
"This is man in rebellion against God, who refuses to take God's Law. And God says, 'My covenant says you won't do this. And if I find anybody in Israel,'---"which is his pure nation"---'If I find anybody in Israel that's doing this sort of thing, then I want you to take him out and dispose of him."
"It's a clear violation of God's word."
Skipp Porteous, Freedom Writer publisher, commented: "As the founder and chairman of the Christian Coalition---a group dedicated to becoming the most powerful political force in America---Robertson's extreme ideas need to be taken seriously, for they not only negate pluralism, but condemn to death those who dare to believe differently." ##
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RADIO HONORS MURRAY THE K
Date: Mon, 22 Sep 1997 16:44:59 -0700 (PDT)
From: Peter Altschuler
Subject: Murray the K
Just thought you'd like to know that, on October 19, 1997, Murray's being inducted into the Radio Hall of Fame, which is part of Chicago's Museum of Broadcast Communications. The event will be broadcast on (too few) radio stations, including WABC in New York, WLS in Chicago, KSDO in San Diego, KCMO in Kansas City, KMOX is St Louis, WHO in Des Moines, WTMJ in Milwaukee, and KFAB in Omaha. . . just in case you're close enough to any of them to tune in.
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