They Said It
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Finding comments about religion in press coverage of the Republican National Convention is kind of like finding comments about Kirk vs. Picard at a Star Trek convention. But there are some "interesting" comments being made, especially by Traditional Values Coalition head Lou Sheldon:
"Father, help us. Help us to save this nation, this nation that has always said that it was under you, under God. Help us to rise and to raise up the banner that will re-elect George W. Bush.
Yes, oh God, forgive us if we are too partisan. But we believe so much is at stake in having him there to guide us in what we believe."
Sheldon, quoted in the San Jose Mercury News
"We are very pleased that [the] campaign and the convention committee has selected people like Giuliani, Pataki, and Schwarzenegger [all of whom support abortion rights] to speak.
Their talk is for the undecided people watching television.
The undecided are not conservative Christians.
Blacks and Hispanics love Mr. Schwarzenegger's 'Terminator' image and seeing him there is a chance for transferring the value of what George Bush needs for his vote."
Sheldon, quoted by CBSNews.com
"Certainly Rev. Lou Sheldon and the Traditional Values Coalition will not reach that undecided small percentage of voters."
Sheldon, again quoted by CBSNews.com
Here are some more notable quotes of the day:
"What's your plan for parenting & educating all the unwanted children you people want to bring into the world? Who will pay for policing our streets ...
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