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Freethought Today · November 2013

Published by the Freedom From Religion Foundation, Inc.

They Said What?

I like to say thanks to God and the glaciers.

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, on the state’s abundant deposits of coarse-grained “fracking” sand in demand worldwide

Capital Times, 10-10-13

 

The people of this state need a candidate who can clearly and unapologetically articulate Biblical values without fear or compromise. They need a candidate who will tell the simple truth that abortion is murder, and homosexuality is condemned by God (but that Jesus forgives and heals those who repent).

Press release from “kill the gays” Pastor Scott Lively, proclaiming “humanism breeds corruption” and announcing his run for governor of Massachusetts 

Scott Lively Ministries, 9-30-13

 

Pray that conservatives in the House and Senate will not succumb to a godless compromise and that the Senate will not try the “nuclear option” (change Senate rules to require just 51 not 60 votes to end a filibuster and force a vote). Pray that the American people will wake up and demand that their senators defer implementation of Obamacare and find a responsible compromise on the continuing resolution and debt ceiling.

Plea to the Family Research Council’s “prayer team”

frc.org, 10-10-13 

 

Holly and I made a decision to build a house. It’s a big house. It’s a beautiful house. It’s 8,400 square feet of heated living area to be exact. That’s a big house, no doubt about it.

Steven Furlick, pastor of Elevation Church, Charlotte, NC, addressing news reports about the couple’s $1.7 million home, which totals 16,000 square feet in all

Charlotte Observer, 10-27-13

 

The Constitution would not have been written by Freemasons. They go against God. . . . You cannot serve two masters. You cannot serve two masters. Praise be to God. Lord Jesus Christ.

Dianne Reidy, U.S. House stenographer, shouting from the dais during a vote on whether to end the government shutdown

C-SPAN, 10-16-13 

 

For the past 2 and ½ weeks, the Holy Spirit has been waking me up in the middle of the night and preparing me (through my reluctance and doubt) to deliver a message in the House Chamber. That is what I did.

Dianne Reidy, email to Fox News host Greta Van Susteren

Washington Time, 10-18-13

 

The priest who does not pray cannot live chastity, which is a gift from God. He should live obedience and poverty. In these days, one has to be more and more careful, because we are like sheep among the wolves.

Cardinal Juan Luis Cipriani, archbishop of Lima, on recent clerical scandals in Peru

National Catholic Register, 10-17-13

 

O.J. is very religious now, and he’s been counseling other inmates with bible studies for months. When I talk to him on the phone, all he wants to discuss is religion. He’s obsessed!

O.J. Simpson associate Norman Pardo, who says the 66-year-old, eligible for parole in 2017, wants to launch a worldwide crusade called “Holy Safari!” 

National Enquirer, 10-17-13

 

Rules grow like barnacles on a ship: They’re easy to pick up and hard to remove, and they really slow us down. The writ of Sarbanes and Oxley wounded the entrepreneurs in ways that only decades can heal. Consider abolishing some rules every now and then, as a sign of your love for your people.

Forbes contributor Todd Hixon, “An Entrepreneur’s Prayer For Better Government”

forbes.com, 10-23-13

 

I don’t want to support lesbianism, I don’t want to support Planned Parenthood, and I don’t want to support abortion. And if that be the case, I’m not buying Girl Scout cookies.

Radio host Kevin Swanson, also a teaching elder at Reformation Church, which meets at Clear Sky Elementary School in Castle Rock, Colo.

New York Daily News, 10-22-13

 

God will help us. That is our prayer.

Duraimony Dickson, pastor of Houston Tamil Church near Rosharon, Texas, on a fire of unknown origin which destroyed the church

KHOU-TV, 10-22-13 

 

We don’t cater to you people.

Comment allegedly made by a Hobby Lobby employee in Marlboro, N.J., to a customer asking why the store doesn’t stock bar mitzvah cards

Hopelessly Partisan blog, 9-27-13

 

They do not value children the same way that you do. You cannot bring a child into this world with someone who does not value the child as God does and as you do.

Mark Driscoll, pastor of Mars Hill Church in Seattle, reason No. 3 of “9 reasons to not marry someone who’s pro-choice”

marshill.com, 10-25-13

 

If I go to my service tonight and God moves on me, and I mean the Holy Ghost anoints that place and you got people shouting, you got people getting saved, people getting healed, delivered and God moves on me to pull out a four-and-a-half-foot rattlesnake and it lays fangs into me, if I’m anointed by God, that snake is not going to harm me. I don’t care if it bites me 20 times, there’ll be no harm.

Pastor Andrew Hamblin of Tabernacle Church of God in LaFollette, Tenn., on “Snake Salvation”

Christian Post, 10-23-13

 

It was staggering to me that there’s the statistics that were thrown out about the number of people in this world who are not familiar with Jesus Christ and the Gospel, and the numbers were really, really something that I would have never guessed in this day and age that it would be that way.

Mayor Robert Willey, Easton, Md., speaking at the 31st annual Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast at the Tidewater Inn

Star Democrat, 10-28-13

 

Jesus died for our freedom. And Jesus destroyed Satan so that we could be free, and that is manifested in what is called the Constitution of the United States. God created this nation and God created the Constitution. It is written on biblical principles.

Former U.S. Rep. Tom DeLay, R-Texas, interview with Pastor John Hagee

Global Evangelism Television, 10-20-13

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