"You want the death penalty? Persuade your fellow citizens. You don't want abortion? Persuade them the other way. Judges have no more capacity than the rest of us to determine what is moral."
Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, speaking at the Ethics and Public Policy Center.
"But if that doesn't happen, that's okay. I'm loved at home, and that's more important."
George W. Bush, immediately after his more frequently quoted remark, "I believe God wants me to be President."
"When secular-minded Americans decide to have few, if any, children, they unwittingly give a strong evolutionary advantage to the other side of the culture divide."
Phillip Longman, on the coming "fertility gap."
"We stood on principles, but I tell you this: We will think twice before we take on God next time."
Tim Keenan, mayor of Cypress, California. The city's five-year battle with Cottonwood Christian Center over whether its property would be better suited for a Costco store has finally ended, and the church broke ground on a new site in late September.
"America is India's worst foreign enemy as it is funding missionary organizations for practicing conversion."
K. S. Sudarshan, a leader of the radical Hindu political party RSS, at a rally. He claims that the CIA is running Joshua I, a nonexistent program purportedly led by Billy Graham to convert all Indians to Christianity.
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