"God helped me to see that it's not just about black people—it's about poor people. And I've come a long way. I knew that I couldn't live with hate."
Shirley Sherrod, former Agriculture Department official who was forced to resign after a blogger posted excerpts from her speech to the naacp. Her "God" comment came in the same address.
Source: The Washington Post
Ted Haggard, on accepting too much guilt for his 2006 prostitution scandal. He has since founded a church within walking distance of his former New Life Church.
Source: The Wall Street Journal
"I don't want to come back here 15 years from now and apologize to Hispanics. It's a kingdom issue."
Richard Land, president of the Southern Baptist Convention's Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, on his support for giving illegal immigrants "a compassionate, just pathway to earning citizenship or legal status."
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
"Followers of Christ and Americans don't burn books. Nazis burn books."
Chris Seiple, president of the Institute for Global Engagement, on plans by a small Florida church to publicly burn Qur'ans on September 11.
Source: Christianity Today Online
"Bring the blind, the lame, Aids and cancer victims! 43 crutches! 25 walking sticks! 2 white canes from blind people! Already left behind."
An ad for Solid Rock Church in Johannesburg, censured by South Africa's Advertising Standards Authority for "unsubstantiated healing claims."
Source: The Star (South Africa)
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