In Their Own Words

Over 100 years, I think the gradual erosion of the consensus that’s held our country together is probably more serious than a few bearded terrorists who fly into buildings. . . . [An out-of-control liberal judiciary is] destroying the fabric that holds our nation together.
Rev. Pat Robertson
ABC’s This Week with George Stephanopoulos,” May 1, 2005

It is my firm conviction that Supreme Court decisions which have led to the wanton slaughter of 40 million unborn babies; the removal of cherished religious truth from the schoolroom and the public square; the usurpation of the constitutional powers of our elected representatives, such as yourself; the sanctioning of pornography and the potential destruction of marriage, are all of themselves graver dangers in the decades to come than the terrorists which our great nation has defeated in Afghanistan and Iraq.
Rev. Pat Robertson
Letter to Sen. Frank Lautenberg

refusing to apologize for ABC remarks
May 3, 2005

Our goal is a Christian Nation . . . We have a biblical duty, we are called by God to conquer this country. We don’t want equal time. We don’t want pluralism. We want theocracy. Theocracy means God rules. I’ve got a hot flash. God rules.
Randall Terry
Fort Wayne, Ind., speech
April 15, 1993

The News-Sentinel, April 16, 1993
(Randall announced in June he is running for Florida State Senate)

We do ‘Romeo and Juliet’ but we take out the bawdy elements.
Stephen Jones, President
Bob Jones University

The Washington Post, May 4, 2005

We set up the courts. We can unseat the courts.
Rep. Tom Delay
Secret March meeting with evangelicals

Los Angeles Times, April 22, 2005

[God makes all things possible] even greatness from lowly sinners like you and me–especially me. . . .
Think of what we could accomplish . . . if we spent less time on our soapboxes and more time on our knees.
Rep. Tom Delay
National Day of Prayer

Washington DC, May 5, 2005
New York Times, May 6, 2005

The church won the 2004 elections and don’t let anyone tell you any differently. . . .
Now we’ve got a bigger challenge ahead of us. We’ve got to deal with Hillary in ’08.
Rev. Jerry Falwell
Southern Baptist Convention
Pastor’s Conference

Associated Press, June 21, 2005

I don’t want to end up with an American-style type of politics with us all going out there and beating our chests about our faith.
Prime Minister Tony Blair
Addressing Christian group

BBC News, March 22, 2005

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