"I cannot overlook that fact that my office has been damaged and my heart tells me very clearly I can't stay in office with the necessary authority."
Margot Kaessmann, resigning as head of the 25-million-member Evangelical Church in Germany after testing positive for drunk driving. She says she will remain pastor of a church in Hannover, where she has been bishop since 1999.
"We are prepared to go out of existence not because we are declining or failing in mission, but for the sake of mission. In other words we are prepared to be changed and even to cease having a separate existence as a Church if that will serve the needs of the Kingdom."
David Gamble, president of the Methodist Church of Great Britain, on the possibility of reunion with the Church of England. The Methodists left in 1795.
Source: The Methodist Church
"My wife has no biblical grounds for what she has done."
Benny Hinn, on his wife, Suzanne, filing for divorce.
"He gave me this task in my prayer time. I said, 'Lord, they're going to think I'm a loon.'"
Arthur Mijares, who launched an unsuccessful effort to change the name of California's Mt. Diablo to Mt. Reagan.
Source: Los Angeles Times
"The earthquake scared me. Voodoo has been in my family but the government isn't helping us. The only people giving aid are the Christian churches."
Veronique Malot, a 24-year-old Port-au-Prince resident who joined an evangelical church days after the January 12 earthquake.
Source: Associated Press
"We would give food to the needy in the short term but if they refused to give up Voodoo, I'm not sure we would continue to support them in the long term because we wouldn't want to perpetuate that practice. We equate it with witchcraft, which is contrary to the Gospel."
Frank Amedia, head of Miami-based Touch Heaven Ministries, on his group's Haiti disaster relief work. He later emphasized, "we have not and do not judge the need of someone we can help by the measure of their faith."
Source: Associated Press
"Buddhism teaches that a craving for things outside ourselves causes an unhappy and pointless search for security. It teaches me to stop following every impulse and to learn restraint. Obviously, I lost track of what I was taught."
Tiger Woods, in his widely televised apology for marital infidelity.
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