"It's hard to stand up and cheer for the Satans."

Kellie Karlstad, junior varsity girls basketball coach at Devils Lake Central High School, explaining why the South Dakota school changed its mascot.

"Sounds like the devil's work to me, especially when you consider that the organization was started by a man."

Ellise Pierce, attacking Women of Faith conferences as a meeting of "whores, refurbished virgins, and the militantly stupid" in an article for the women's magazine Jane.

"God has given me my life again, not to preserve it, but to give it again to the service of others."

Georg Taubmann, director of Shelter Now International in Afghanistan, on his return to the country after his imprisonment by the Taliban.

"We liked to go to weddings, but it was really depressing to go to ones that people our age were having, because people were 22 and ruining their lives."

Brooks King, the "groom" in a mock wedding that featured an elaborate ceremony and reception but was "just for fun."

Related Elsewhere

Articles on the Devils Lake Central High School mascot debate include:

School without a mascotBoard unaminously axes Satans name (Devils Lake Journal)
So much for the Satans (KRT/Houston Chronicle)
Devils Lake, N.D., teams lose Satans nickname, mascot (Minneapolis Star-Tribune)
Devils Lake residents urge: Satan, be goneMost residents push for change in mascot (The Fargo [N.D.] Forum)
Also: Devils Lake residents debate Satans nickname (Associated Press)
Also: Board Studies 'Satans' NicknameVote expected Thursday night (Associated Press)

Other articles referenced above include:

Christian aid worker back in KabulGeorg Taubmann and several other workers of Shelter Now are back, unpacking their belongings, ready to start their lives over again building homes for Afghanistan's poor (The Christian Science Monitor)
Earlier: Entrapment SuspectedShelter Now leader believes workers were pawns in Taliban scheme. (Christianity Today)
For Better, for worse and for funAcross the nation, whether for artistic expression or just to have a good time, men and women in their late teens and early 20's have been putting on costly pseudo-weddings. (The New York Times)

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