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"Certainly we do not deny this teaching or attempt to hide it. At the same time, it is not a topic of daily discussion or a regular theme in Sunday sermons.
Mark G. Schroeder, president of the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod, on church teaching that the pope is the Antichrist. The synod came under media scrutiny because presidential candidate Michele Bachmann had recently been a member.
Source: WELS.net

"In Jesus' name. Boogity, boogity, boogity. Amen."
Joe Nelms, pastor of Family Life Center in Lebanon, Tennessee, ending his nascar event invocation that made worldwide news for its references to the film Talladega Nights and the use of former racer Darrell Waltrip's catchphrase in its conclusion.
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"Like Google, Starbucks, and other abstract names, we expect to fill Cru with meaning as it embodies all that we are as we go to the world with the gospel."
Campus Crusade for Christ, explaining its name change to Cru. Some supporters have criticized the organization for dropping the word Christ, but the organization says the new name will open evangelistic opportunities.
Source: CCCI.org

"Had I known the full extent of Focus on the Family's beliefs, I would not have accepted the invitation to speak at their event."
Blake Mycoskie, founder of TOMS Shoes and a frequent speaker at Christian conferences, amid pressure from gay rights groups. Mycoskie said he and his organization are "passionate believers in equal human and civil rights for all."
Source: StartSomethingThatMatters.com

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