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"Banks are nervous about lending to churches right now …. The last thing banks want is to own a church."
Todd Whittaker, president of Service Realty Inc. in Denver, on the record number of church foreclosures (138) in 2011.
Source: The Denver Post
"Even as God used sinful Balaam to accomplish his purposes, so he used our sin to … mak[e] the whole world acquainted with the Bible."
Harold Camping, calling his insistence that Christ would return on May 21 last year sinful and wrong.
"Pat Robertson still has an audience of millions of people, and they respect what he has to say."
Ethan Nadelmann, executive director of the Drug Policy Alliance, after Robertson agreed on his 700 Club broadcast with the group's goal of legalizing marijuana use.
Source: The New York Times
"I would find a way that we could continue to keep the shock value. But I would find a way to inform the parents."
John Lanza, pastor of Glad Tidings Assembly of God in Middletown, Pennsylvania, on the church youth group's surprise persecution simulation. Two gunmen covered students' heads, put them in a van, and drove them to the home of a pastor, who appeared beaten. The district attorney's office is considering felony false imprisonment charges.
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