"Those who are bent to walk a different path may do so without us. We have chosen not to be yoked to them, as we prefer to exercise our freedom to remain faithful."

Peter Akinola,primate of the Anglican Church of Nigeria, on why the world's largest Anglican body removed the phrase from its constitution that said it is in "communion with the see of Canterbury."

"You don't have to burn the money just because it's bad. It's better to transform it. … I've known of cases [where] it's been purified."

Roman Catholic Bishop Ramon Godinez, of the Mexican state of Aguascalientes,who said the church regularly receives gifts from drug traffickers. A spokesman for President Vicente Fox said accepting such donations is illegal and accused Godinez of promoting money laundering.

"My heart is heavy with this whole copy-protection thing."

Tim Foreman,bassist of the Christian crossover band Switchfoot, who risked federal prosecution by telling fans in an online posting how to circumvent copy-protection software encoded on the band's own CDs.

"I said, like, Jewish people, they don't believe in Jesus. Does that mean they're doomed? Jon [Moeller, the team chaplain] nodded, like, that's what it meant. … I was like, man, if they only knew. Other religions don't know any better. It's up to us to spread the word."

Washington Nationals outfielder Ryan Church.Moeller was suspended when Church's comments were published in The Washington Post.

Sources: Associated Press, Reuters, Sony Music Forums, The Washington Post

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Sources: Associated Press, Reuters, Sony Music Forums no longer has the quote, but it's available from the Acts of Volition blog, and The Washington Post.

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