"[T]he political choices faced by citizens not only have an impact on general peace and prosperity but also may affect the individual's salvation. Similarly, the kinds of laws and policies supported by public officials affect their spiritual well-being."
The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops,
in "Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship," an election guide released in November.
(Source: USCCB)

"I'm looking for solutions, and the people that I help, they don't ask me who L. Ron Hubbard is. You know what they say? 'Thank God.'"
James McLaughlin,
pastor of Wayman Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Houston, on his church's use of Scientologist drug rehab programs.
(Source: CNN)

"The Democratic Party believes that everybody in this room ought to be comfortable being an American Jew, not just an American; that there are no bars to heaven for anybody; that we are not a one-religion nation; and that no child or member of a football team ought to be able to cringe at the last line of a prayer before going onto the field."
Howard Dean,
chairman of the Democratic National Committee, speaking to the United Jewish Communities' General Assembly.
(Source: JTA, Politico.com)

"That church is no different than any other business he might have opened."
Robert Pollack,
lawyer for Cynthia Howell, who wants her husband's church, Grace Christian Church of Brooklyn, considered a marital asset in their divorce.
(Source: New York Daily News)

"There is no such thing as a 'Catholic judge.' … Just as there is no 'Catholic' way to cook a hamburger, I am hard pressed to tell you of a single opinion of mine that would have come out differently if I were not Catholic."
Antonin Scalia,
Supreme Court Justice, speaking at Villanova Law School.
(Source: The Philadelphia Inquirer)

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