"You're wrong and your God's wrong."
S. Ford Clements, Ontario Court of Justice judge, to pro-life activist Mary Wagner, who had violated her probation by entering an abortion clinic to protest. She promised to do it again. Clements sent her back to jail.
"It doesn't help. That's for sure."
Fred Luter, likely to become the first African American president of the Southern Baptist Convention, on whether Richard Land's comments on Trayvon Martin hurt efforts to attract ethnic minorities. Land later apologized for accusing Democrats of exploiting the teen's death.
" 'A' maintains a singular connotation in this context."
The Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, overturning a tax court decision that allowed clergy to claim more than one home as a parsonage allowance. Phil Driscoll's lawyers had argued that the relevant tax code for "a home" includes "homes."
The Wall Street Journal
"We are deeply saddened by these events. Our hearts are broken."
The Voice of the Martyrs, on news that its executive director, Tom White, apparently committed suicide to avoid a police investigation into allegations that he sexually molested a 10-year-old girl. VOM said no one at the ministry knew of the allegations.
The Voice of the Martyrs
"It's sad that some feel they must resort to vandalism to be heard, but it doesn't change our message …."
Tim Smith, pastor of Mars Hill Church Portland, after its century-old stained glass windows were broken, apparently by a gay-rights group.
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