In Their Own Words

He [God] is chairman of this Party.

Party leader Tina Benkiser
Texas State GOP

June 3, 2006
Dallas Morning News, June 4, 2006

America is a Christian nation. . . God is undeniable in our history and is vital to our freedom.

Party platform
Texas State GOP

Dallas Morning News, June 4, 2006

I base a lot of my foreign policy decisions on some things that I think are true.

One, I believe there’s an Almighty. And, secondly, I believe one of the great gifts of the Almighty is the desire in everybody’s soul, regardless of what you look like or where you live, to be free.

President Bush speech
to business group, Irvine, Calif.

Editor & Publisher, April 24, 2006

I firmly believe I’m innocent of the charges against me. We believe that God in fact is in control and indeed he does work all things for good for those who love the Lord.

Kenneth Lay
Convicted Enron founder

Austin American Statesman
May 25, 2006

[The Bali bombings which killed 202 people in 2002] were God’s will. [Pres. Bush and Australian Prime Minister John Howard should] convert to Islam. This is the only way for them to save their souls.

Abu Bakar Bashir
Indonesian cleric

AP, June 16, 2006

We know this is a sin and we can’t allow it to flourish here. These lesbians and sodomites, their souls will die, they will go to hell.

Elderly Orthodox Russian woman
Christian/skinhead protest rally disrupting gay event at Moscow nightclub
The Scotsman, May 2, 2006

All Somalis must defend the Islamic courts [and Sharia law] because this is not inter-clan fighting, but war with the infidels. This fighting is between those who support Islam, and godless invaders and those who support them.

Sheikh Nur Barud
Mogadishu’s senior Muslim cleric

Agence France-Press, June 7, 2006

Did you know that Pat Robertson [who is 76] can leg-press 2,000 pounds! [Commercial promotion of Robertson’s “age-defying protein shake” business]

Christian Broadcasting Network
Website announcement

June 2006

It takes a real man to confess Jesus as Lord and Savior. I’m not talking about no faggot or no sissy.

Bishop Alfred A. Ownes Jr. sermon
Greater Mt. Calvary Holy Church
D.C. interfaith council member

Washington Post, May 18, 2006

I would execute gays only if we catch them indulging in sodomy.

Christian evangelist Rev. Gary DeMar
Mother Jones, Dec. 2005

Freedom From Religion Foundation