Pat Robertson, on his November 11 700 Club broadcast.
"Some of the comments that have been uttered about Islam do not reflect the sentiments of my government or the sentiments of most Americans. Islam, as practiced by the vast majority of people, is a peaceful religion, a religion that respects others."
President George W. Bush, in November 13 remarks with U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan
"If we are fussing, we are not fishing. … Our job is not to throw rocks, but to throw ropes."
Jerry Pereira, newly reelected president of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina.
"You'd be surprised what kind of spirituality you'll find in a motorcycle club. These are some good people. "
Duke Earl, vice president of the Detroit chapter of the Sons of God Motorcycle Club, an evangelistic organization with 22 chapters natiowide.
Sources: The 700 Club, The White House, Associated Press, The Detroit News
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Articles referenced above include:
Bush Indirectly Criticizes Pat Robertson on Islam—Christianity Today (Nov. 14, 2002)
Robertson remarks denounced—Gulf News (Nov. 13, 2002)
President Bush, Secretary Annan discuss Iraq—White House press release (Nov. 13, 2002)
Baptists urged to transcend splits—Associated Press (Nov. 13, 2002)
Sons of God answer to higher authority—The Detroit News (Nov. 20, 2002)
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