Freethought Today · Vol. 22 No. 7 September 2005

Published by the Freedom From Religion Foundation, Inc.

In Their Own Words

Take control, Lord! We ask for additional vacancies on the court, and we ask for additional fine people like John Roberts.
Rev. Marion Pat" Robertson
"700 Club" TV Show

Aug. 2, 2005

We pray that Roberts will be swiftly confirmed.
Troy Newman, President
Operation Rescue

Los Angeles Times
July 21, 2005

We continue to believe that Roe [v. Wade] was wrongly decided and should be overruled.
We do not believe . . . that [clergy-led prayers at public] graduation ceremonies pose a risk of coercion.
Nominee John Roberts
Briefs to Supreme Court

Associated Press
July 19, 2005

It is good that you enlighten us on the Harry Potter matter, for these are subtle seductions that are barely noticeable, and precisely because of that have a deep effect and corrupt the Christian faith in souls even before it could properly grow. [emp. added]
Pope Benedict XVI
March 2003 Letter

London Times
July 13, 2005

It is important that God is present in public life, with the sign of the cross, in homes and public buildings. [emp. added]
Pope Benedict XVI
Italian News Agency, Aug. 15, 2005

Some receive Communion while denying the teachings of the church or publicly supporting immoral choices in life, such as abortion, without thinking that they are committing an act of grave personal dishonesty and causing scandal. Some Catholics do not understand why it might be a sin to support a political candidate who is openly in favor of abortion or other serious acts against life, justice and peace. [emp. added]
The Vatican
Draft document

Associated Press, July 8, 2005

First of all, that decision should be made (by) local school districts, but I felt like both sides [evolution and so-called intelligent design] ought to be properly taught. I think that part of education is to expose people to different schools of thought. You're asking me whether or not people ought to be exposed to different ideas, and the answer is yes.
Pres. George W. Bush
Interview with Texas newspapers

Aug. 1, 2005
Knight Ridder, Aug. 2, 2005

We condemn what the Nazis did because . . . you remove ethics and morality, and you get what happened in Nazi Germany. That's why to Sen. Frist [now backing stem cell research] and the others who are saying, 'Look what may be accomplished,' Yeah, but there's another issue, there's a higher order of ethics here.
James Dobson
Focus on the Family Radio

Aug. 3, 2005
Associated Press, Aug. 4, 2005


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