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"Planned Parenthood … perpetrated what was nothing short of a shakedown."
Karen Handel, a senior VP at Susan G. Komen for the Cure, after Komen ended its grants to the organization, then reinstated them amid outrage. Handel resigned.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

"When someone voluntarily chooses to enter a profession, he or she must comply with its rules and ethical requirements."
The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, rejecting Jennifer Keeton's effort to reverse her expulsion from Augusta State University's counseling program. The school said her stated desire to change homosexual clients' behavior conflicts with the American Counseling Association's Code of Ethics.
Court Opinion

"[Clemency] is rooted in the Christian idea of giving second chances. I'm not saying I'll be perfect, that no one who received it will ever do anything wrong."
Haley Barbour, former governor of Mississippi, on criticism of the 215 pardons he granted shortly before leaving office.
Haley Barbour

"I have a hand in both worlds. I love praise and worship music, and I love heavy metal."
David Ellefson, founding bass player for Megadeth and music minister at a Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod church in Arizona.
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

"It's the right thing to do in order to respect the diverse religious beliefs [of] customers."
Bill Ayer and Brad Tilden, Alaska Airlines' CEO and president, on the company's decision to remove prayer cards from its meals.
Alaska Airlines


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