In Their Own Words

I had a habit of praying every night before I go to bed. I pray all the time now. Because I’ve got a lot of stuff on my plate, and I need guidance all the time. This is something where you just hope that you are aligning your work with His pur­poses.

My Faith and Neighborhood Initiatives Director, Joshua DuBois, he has a devotional that he sends to me on my BlackBerry each day. That’s how I start my morning. You know, he’s got a passage, Scripture, in some cases quotes from other faiths to reflect on.
President Barack Obama
Terry Moran interview
Nightline, ABC TV, July 23, 2009

I want to throw one more apology out there, and that is to people of faith across South Carolina, or for that matter, across the nation.
Gov. Mark Sanford
Press conference, July 22, 2009

It is true that I did wrong and failed at the largest of levels, but equally true is the fact that God can make good of our respective wrongs in life.
Gov. Mark Sanford op ed
AP, July 19, 2009

Reaching out to the Muslim world may help in creating an environment for peace in the Middle East, but we must insist as Americans that our policies be firmly grounded in the beliefs of the Judeo-Christian tradition upon which this country was founded.
U.S. Rep. Eric Cantor (R-Va.)
House Minority Whip
Speech to Christians United for Israel annual conference
Source: JTA, July 21, 2009

First we get the military, then we get the nation.
Lt. Carey Cash
Chaplain at Camp David
2005 statement at Grace Church
Eden Prairie, Minn.
Source: Huffington Post, June 29, 2009

Help each of us to look ahead to that grand and glorious day when you shall return, the dead shall be raised, loved ones be rejoined once gain and all wars shall cease. Oh God, speed the day of your coming, we ask. . . In Jesus’ name, Amen.
U.S. (Col.) Chaplain Thomas A. MacGregor
Public D-Day prayer representing U.S.
Colle-sur-mer, France, June 6, 2009
(Read FFRF complaint at: ffrf.org/news/2009/dday.php)

The Special Forces guys–they hunt men basically. We do the same things as Christians, we hunt people for Jesus. We do, we hunt them down.
Lt. Col. Gary Hensley
Chief of U.S. military chaplains in Afghanistan
ABC News, May 19, 2009

But the most amazing thing is that I was constantly led to stop and talk with Iraqis working at the Coalition Provisional Authority. I learned their names, became a part of their lives, and shared Jesus Christ by distributing DVDs and Arabic bibles. Lt. Col. Lyn Brown
Huffington Post, May 21, 2009

The project aims to turn disbelievers on to God.
Ahmet Ozdemir
Re: Turkish game show for godless
Guardian [U.K.], July 2, 2009

But for a deep-seated belief in God and firearms, this country would not be here today.
Ken Pagano
Assembly of God pastor
firearms in church proponent
New Bethel Church
New York Times, June 29, 2009

Islam is of the devil.
Church marquee
Dove World Outreach Center
Gainesville Sun, July 8, 2009

Dissenter: Free Pass To Religious Schools

The Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled 4-3 on July 21 to dismiss a suit by a Catholic school lay teacher who claimed she was downsized due to age discrimination.

Courts in the past have generally only exempted clergy from fair employment laws, but the ruling changes that standard. Dissenting Justice Pat­rick Crooks said the ruling “extends a free pass to religious schools to discriminate against their lay employees.”

“This is all the more reason why vouchers to religious schools are inadvisable,” said Annie Laurie Gaylor, Freedom From Religion Foundation co-president.

Freedom From Religion Foundation