"Just because a Christian says something and fails does not mean their words are wrong …. But it hurts the cause."
Mark Souder, who resigned from the House of Representatives after admitting to an affair with a female staffer with whom he had shot a video on sexual abstinence.
Source: The Journal Gazette
"One of my great goals in life is to live long enough to where I am in the pulpit, preaching my heart out, and I die on the spot, my chin hits the pulpit—boom!—and I'm down and out. What a way to die!"
Charles Swindoll, at a Thomas Road Baptist Church pastors conference.
Source: The Orlando Sentinel
"I am mortified by my mistake, and can only hope the purity of my motive, to find a way to connect with the graduates and encourage them to a life of service, will allow you to forgive me."
Ann Curry, Today show anchor, after praising famous alumni from Wheaton College in Illinois at the commencement ceremony for Wheaton College in Massachusetts.
Source: Boston Globe
"We're still under a court injunction. We have to take it down."
Linda Slater, spokeswoman for the National Park Service, on a replica of a memorial cross in the Mojave National Preserve. The original was stolen after the Supreme Court ruled it could remain while lower courts continue to debate it. Had the original been returned, it would have stayed up.
Source: The Press-Enterprise
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