"Christianity has deep convictions about what is true, but I don't think Christians should impose themselves on people. My greatest concern is theocracy."
Charles W. Colson
Source: The New York Times Magazine
"The goal of avoiding governmental endorsement does not require eradication of all religious symbols in the public realm."
Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, in the plurality opinion in Salazar v. Buono. The opinion reverses a lower court's ruling to remove a memorial cross from the Mojave National Preserve.
Source: U.S. Supreme Court
"We are encouraging our church members to take care of their community by buying locally. This is an ethical purpose that is beyond profit."
Charles Adams, pastor of Hartford Memorial Baptist Church in Detroit, which teamed with General Motors in inviting churchgoers to test-drive new cars after Sunday services.
Source: Detroit Free Press
"This stems from a desire to maintain an ecological balance, preserve water quality, and revive fishing."
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, on the country's fishing ban in the Sea of Galilee for two years.
"I can't believe I'm saying this—don't have sex …. It's not really cool any more to have sex all the time."
Lady Gaga, eccentric singer.
Source: Daily Mail (UK)
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