Quotation Marks

Head of the US Communist Party wants to reach out to religious people, Nicolas Sarkozy wants to ban burkas, and other quotes from the news.

"She saw life through the eyes of promise."
Bishop Royce Woods of Holy TrinityWorship Center International, on his parishioner Emma Daniel Gray. For 24 years, Gray cleaned the White House, praying over the chair of each of the six Presidents.
(Source: The Washington Post)

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"We're just going to celebrate … the birth of our nation. And we're not ashamed to say that there was a strong belief in God and firearms—without that this country wouldn't be here."
Ken Pagano, pastor of New Bethel Church in Louisville, Kentucky, on why he encouraged his congregation to wear handguns inside church.
(Source: Associated Press)

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"It's not a religious symbol, but a sign of subservience and debasement. I want to say solemnly, the burka is not welcome in France."
French President Nicolas Sarkozy, on the Islamic garment for women.
(Source: The Guardian)

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"This … is an attempt to guilt an alleged debtor to pay the debt by portraying the debtor as a sinner who is going to go to hell."
Mark and Sara Neill, who brought a federal class-action lawsuit against Bullseye Collection Agency because a collection letter included the initialism "WWJD."
(Source: Charisma)

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"We want to reach out to religious people and communities, to find ways of improving our coalition work with them, and to welcome people of faith into the party."
Tim Yeager, chairman of the new Religion Commission of the Communist Party USA.
(Source: People's Weekly World)

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Kavya Shivashankar, spelling the winning biblical word (Rev. 3, Col. 4) at the Scripps National Spelling Bee.

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