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"These practices … will now be relegated to the dustbin of quackery."
Gov. Jerry Brown of California, signing a bill that prohibits mental-health providers "from engaging in sexual orientation change efforts"—often called reparative therapy—for patients under 18 years of age.
San Francisco Chronicle

"Are there flaws in the church? Absolutely. But is there great beauty in the church? Absolutely."
Stephen Colbert, at Fordham University with Cardinal Timothy Dolan. The comedian went on explain, "The real reason I remain a Catholic is what the church gives me, which is love."
The New York Times

"We oppose violence, but I would like to see Christians speak out more than they do? …. We all too often see Jesus mocked."
Ibrahim Hooper, spokesman for the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), wondering why Christians don't protest "a crucifix in urine, elephant dung on Mary, and The Last Temptation of Christ," among other insults, as Muslims do when their own faith is insulted.
National Catholic Register

"We're not afraid to show who we are. Evangelical women now wear this clothing proudly."
Marcelo Batista, manager of M&A Fashion in a Rio de Janeiro suburb, on Brazil's fashion countertrend toward modesty now that evangelicalism has grown to compose nearly a quarter of the population.
Associated Press

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