"What does that look like from a Jewish perspective or a Muslim perspective to see 10,000 crosses? It feels much more to me like an evangelistic crusade than a community celebration."
Elizabeth O'Neill, pastor of Immanuel Presbyterian Church in Montgomery, Alabama, criticizing the 'One Movement,' which distributed black-and-white crosses to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Montgomery bus boycott.
"The dead don't count for anything in boxing. Instead, what count are the enormous interests that lie behind boxing matches."
La Civilta Cattolica, a leading Jesuit magazine approved by the Vatican, in an editorial calling professional boxing "a form of legalized attempted murder."
"If the Qur'an is not hate speech, I don't know what is. We will report staff who sell it."
Stephen Green, director of the U.K. group Christian Voice, promising to use the government's proposed Racial and Religious Hatred Bill to ban the Qur'an.
"Character has a lot to do with sacrifice, laying our personal interests down for something bigger. The best example of this is Jesus. He knew the right thing to do. He knew the cost would be agonizing torture and death. He did it anyway. That's character."
Noah Riner, Dartmouth student body president, in his address welcoming the freshman class. The assembly vice president for student life immediately resigned and called the religious reference "reprehensible and an abuse of power."
Sources: WFSA, Catholic News Service, The Guardian, The Dartmouth
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