Freethought Today · Vol. 27 No. 8 October 2010

Published by the Freedom From Religion Foundation, Inc.

In Their Own Words

All liberals are atheists. Only the ones who have to stand for election even bother pretending to believe in God. There’s only one true Christian liberal in the country and that’s Mike Huckabee.
Ann Coulter
anncoulter.com, 9-1-10

I pray, I beg your pardon, that Mr. Sarkozy has a heart attack.
French Catholic priest Arthur Hervet, on President Sarkozy’s expulsion of undocumented Roma [Gypsy] immigrants
Reuters, 8-22-10

Here’s the deep, dark dirty secret of Islam. It is a religion that promotes pedophilia, sex with children. The so-called Prophet Muhammad raped a 9-year-old girl, had sex with her.
Rev. Robert Jeffress, “Ask the Pastor” event at First Baptist Church, Dallas, Texas
Dallas Observer, 8-26-10

Donkey Ollie has the ability to talk with humans and be understood. He was picked by Jesus’ disciples to give Jesus a ride into Jerusalem just a week before His crucifixion. In retrospect, it was a bittersweet occasion that marked Ollie’s life forever.
Description of “Adventures of Donkey Ollie” cartoon
CatholicTV.com, 9-7-10

As lieutenant governor, Rebecca Kleefisch plans on making decisions the same way she does today — relying on the wisdom and faith she has in Jesus.
Wisconsin GOP lieutenant governor candidate’s flier titled “I Am Not Ashamed of the Gospel of Christ”
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 9-5-10

And, if it be your will, through the intercession of our heavenly New Orleans Saints, St. Frances Cabrini, St. Katherine Drexel, Blessed Francis Seelos and Servants of God, Mother Henriette Delille and John Paul II, may the earthly New Orleans Saints once again bring excitement to the entire Gulf Coast and transform our “Who Dat” into a “Two Dat” with a 2011 Super Bowl victory in Dallas! In your name we pray, amen.
Rev. Tony Ricard, Catholic team chaplain’s prayer
The Times-Picayune, 9-8-10

Oftentimes, I think we believe that one religion is better than the other, but that’s why I’m so excited about sports and I’m so excited about the military, because those are areas where people of all faiths get together with one common goal — to support a team effort.
Rev. Archie Sauls, Cedar Hill, Texas, on prayer kneelers he builds using Dallas Cowboy and military themes
Dallas Morning News, 9-10-10

But if somebody says, “Do you think Joseph ever wanted to jump her bones?” Do you think Joseph ever thought, “God, why can’t we consummate this thing?” . . . Now all I’m saying is, even if they didn’t have sex, did they ever neck? Or did they maybe cuddle and snuggle? Did he ever sort of fondle his wife? Did she ever kind of fondle him?
Fr. Richard Sparks, a Chicago Paulist priest, musing on Joseph’s relationship with the Blessed Virgin Mary
California Catholic Daily, 9-14-10

Rape & Incest has historically been the tipping point on this issue for many but I subscribe to the sanctify [sic] of all life in these matters. Jesus loves the little children and I trust his divine intervention to guide me as well.
Tom Antor, Kent County commissioner and Tea Party of West Michigan member, e-mail opposing abortion coverage for county employees
dailykos.com, 9-14-10

God never intended government to raise our kids!
Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, at the Family Research Council’s Values Voter Summit
Frum Forum, 9-17-10
 
Christians who practice yoga are embracing, or at minimum flirting with, a spiritual practice that threatens to transform their own spiritual lives into a “post-Christian, spiritually polyglot” reality. Should any Christian willingly risk that?
Rev. R. Albert Mohler Jr., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary president, on the downside of yoga
AlbertMohler.com, 9-20-10

Samoan Clerics Finger Homosexuals Over Global Warming
Headline on news story about the Oceanic Conference on Creativity and Climate Change at the University of the South Pacific in Suva, Fiji
The Register, 9-21-10

Do you know, where does this phrase “separation of church and state” come from? It was not in Jefferson’s letter to the Danbury Baptists. . . . The exact phrase separation of church and state came out of Adolf Hitler’s mouth. That’s where it comes from. So the next time your liberal friends talk about the separation of church and state, ask them why they’re Nazis.
Glen Urquhart, Delaware GOP candidate for the U.S. House
Raw Story, 9-17-10

We do not believe it is in our nation’s best interest to allow those who engage in homosexual behavior to serve in the military.
Dr. Richard Land, Southern Baptist Convention, letter to Sen. Mitch McConnell
Christian Post, 9-22-10

First they came for the sugary beverages, and I said nothing.
Glenn Beck, equating limits on vending machines to the Holocaust
“The Glenn Beck Program,” 9-21-10

God is watching over me. I believe in him. That his hands are on me and I can’t live the rest of my life like that, in fear. I can’t let what she did to me wreck my life.
Bethany Storro, Vancouver, Wash., claiming a black female stranger threw acid on her face before confessing to police she did it to herself
KATU-TV, 9-3-10

I just want to thank God for giving me this platform as a baseball player. But I believe it’s more than a platform. I believe it’s more than a baseball player. My job as a believer is to share the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Albert Pujols, St. Louis Cardinals first baseman, accepting the Hope Award at Glenn Beck’s Restoring Honor rally
C-SPAN, 8-28-10
 

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