"We have never been the only family group on the block."
Gary Schneeberger, spokesman for Focus on the Family, on news that founder James Dobson is launching a new radio program and nonprofit with his son. His final Focus broadcast is February 28.

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"We find nothing in Montana Supreme Court precedent or Montana statutes indicating that physician aid in dying is against public policy."
The Montana Supreme Court, making the state the third in the U.S. to allow physician-assisted suicide.

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"When people have been let down so very badly by the rest of society … my advice, as a Christian priest, is to shoplift."
Tim Jones, parish priest at St Lawrence and St Hilda in York, England. Jones, who stands by his advice, urged the poor to steal from "large national businesses, knowing that the costs are ultimately passed on to the rest of us" rather than from family-run stores.

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"From my end of this discussion, I don't 'deny the being of Almighty God,' I simply consider the question of denial or acceptance irrelevant. Could make for a very interesting court case, seems to me."
Cecil Bothwell, self-described atheist and newly installed member of the Asheville, North Carolina., City Council. The North Carolina constitution bars "any person who shall deny the being of Almighty God" from public office.

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