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"The world is sliding backwards."
Hillary Clinton, U.S. Secretary of State, releasing the 2011 International Religious Freedom Report, which notes that blasphemy, apostasy, and defamation laws are increasingly being used by governments against religious minorities.
U.S. Department of State

"I have no right to retire from that struggle."
Richard Land, president of the Southern Baptist Convention's Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, announcing that he will retire from the commission in 2013 but not from the "culture war" over "our nation's soul."
Baptist Press

"Although I was unable to choose when I would share some of these painful memories, I am thankful for the opportunity to share it now."
Jonathan Merritt, young evangelical author and speaker, after a gay blogger "outed" him after his defense of Chick-fil-A's support for traditional marriage.
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"Apparently, weak research that comes to the 'right' conclusions is more acceptable than stronger studies that offer heretical results."
Christian Smith, prominent sociologist of religion, defending fellow sociologist Mark Regnerus against heated criticism and an investigation of Regnerus's research on children whose parents had same-sex relationships.
The Chronicle of Higher Education

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