"Would that Episcopal leaders showed the same zeal for their faith that they do for their property."
John Yates, rector of the Falls Church, and Os Guinness, a church member. The Falls Church and 14 other Virginia congregations broke ties with the Episcopal Church in January and now face a court fight over property ownership.

"At a fundamental level, they just want candidates to give God his due, more than they care about specific issues."
Political consultant Eric Sapp, on evangelical pastors. Sapp is senior partner at Common Good Strategies, which helps Democrats "connect with America's diverse religious communities."

"He does things the right way. No profanity, no intimidation, just helping his guys the best he can—and that's the way I try to do it. I think it's great that we're able to show the world not only that African American coaches can do it, but that Christian coaches can do it in a way that we can still win."
Indianapolis Colts coach Tony Dungy, on his former protégé, Chicago Bears coach Lovie Smith. The two men faced off in Super Bowl XLI.

"I believe in the culture war. And you know what? If I have to take a side in the culture war, I'll take [the conservative Christian] side. Because if you give me the choice of Paris Hilton or Jesus, I'll take Jesus."
Alexandra Pelosi, creator of the new HBO documentary Friends of God and daughter of the Speaker of the House of Representatives.

Sources: The Washington Post, The Atlantic, The Boston Globe, The New York Times



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Sources: The Washington Post, The Atlantic, The Boston Globe, The New York Times

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