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92_SR0440 LRB9216996RHrh 1 SENATE RESOLUTION 2 WHEREAS, The members of the Illinois Senate wish to 3 express their sincere condolences to the family and friends 4 of the Reverend Paul Lindstrom, who passed away on May 22, 5 2002; and 6 WHEREAS, Reverend Paul Lindstrom was born November 6, 7 1939 in Park Ridge and graduated from Maine Township High 8 School in 1957; he attended the University of Illinois at 9 Urbana-Champaign, where he earned a bachelor's degree in 10 history in 1961; that same year, he married his wife, 11 Florence; and 12 WHEREAS, The Reverend Paul Lindstrom was the founder of 13 the Christian Liberty Academy and a pioneer of the Christian 14 home schooling movement; and 15 WHEREAS, Reverend Lindstrom was the driving force behind 16 the Arlington Heights-based Church of Christian Liberty, 17 whose missionaries work worldwide, and its academy, the 18 34-year-old Christian Liberty Academy, which, under the 19 tutelage of Reverend Lindstrom, has grown from 50 students to 20 more than 900 and from one Northwest suburban locale to 21 include branch schools in Sudan and Cape Town, South Africa 22 and which provides home-schooling materials to thousands more 23 across the United States; and 24 WHEREAS, Reverend Lindstrom also courted controversy, 25 from his Remember the Pueblo Committee in 1968, when North 26 Korea captured a Navy surveillance ship, the U.S.S. Pueblo, 27 in international waters and held the crew captive for 11 28 months, to last year's call for a national boycott of 29 Chinese-made goods after a U.S. Navy surveillance plane was 30 held by Chinese authorities after a mid-air collision with a 31 Chinese interceptor jet; in addition, he was involved with 32 the POW/MIA issue during the 1970s and 1980s and opposed the -2- LRB9216996RHrh 1 United Nations, which he once called "a multimillion dollar 2 rip-off."; and 3 WHEREAS, In 1996, Reverend Lindstrom fought plans to 4 place an abortion clinic in Arlington Heights, and in 1999, 5 after the shootings at Columbine High School in Colorado, he 6 called on parents to pull their children out of public 7 schools, while simultaneously arguing for metal detectors and 8 security guards to be placed in those same schools; and 9 WHEREAS, Reverend Lindstrom preached his final sermon at 10 the Church of Christian Liberty on May 5, 2002; his last 11 message was encouragement to be faithful to the word of God, 12 and to never compromise; and 13 WHEREAS, In addition to his wife, Reverend Lindstrom is 14 survived by his children, Karla McHugh, Kim Rapp, Peter 15 Lindstrom, and Calvin Lindstrom; his sister, Carolyn 16 Buchanan; and his 16 grandchildren; therefore, be it 17 RESOLVED, BY THE SENATE OF THE NINETY-SECOND GENERAL 18 ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that we mourn, along with 19 all who knew him, the death of the Reverend Paul Lindstrom of 20 Prospect Heights, Illinois; and be it further 21 RESOLVED, That a suitable copy of this resolution be 22 presented to the family of the Reverend Paul Lindstrom with 23 our sincere condolences.
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