"If I ever act like I deserve this, just punch me in the mouth."

Jerry Jenkins, to coauthor Tim LaHaye on the enormous popularity of the Left Behind series.



"If the devil can't get your mind, he'll get your body."

Ricky Triplett, a personal trainer hired to run the fitness program at D.C.'s Greater Mount Calvary Holy Church.



"I just stood there with my mouth open and thought, 'Oh my gosh, the President of the United States thinks my child's an atheist.' "

Sandy Banning, whose daughter was the focus of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals case on the Pledge of Allegiance. The child's father claimed the girl was an atheist, but Banning says she "loves the Lord."



"I think you can't say a network is about family TV if it's always about shows that an 8-year-old can walk in and watch."

Angela Shapiro, president of ABC Family (formerly the Family Channel), which is planning to add dating shows with sexual themes.



Sources: The Washington Post, Fox News, New York Daily News


Related Elsewhere



Articles referenced above include:

The End, To Be Continued—The Washington Post (July 23, 2002)
On Family, bit o' s-e-x—New York Daily News
'Pledge' Mom: My Daughter Is No Atheist—Fox News (July 15, 2002)
Moved by a fitness revelation—Concord Monitor (July 13, 2002)

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