In Their Own Words

[St. Paul teaches] that government . . . derives its moral authority from God. It is the 'minister of God' with powers to 'revenge,' to 'execute wrath,' including even wrath by the sword (which is unmistakably a reference to the death penalty). 
--Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia 
First Things Journal, 2002
My becoming a Christian upset him [Ted Turner] very much--for good reason. He's my husband and I chose not to discuss it with him--because he would have talked me out of it. He's a debating champion. 
--Jane Fonda, filing for divorce 
E! Online news, May 15, 2002
One of the reasons I believe the spiritual door was opened for an attack against the United States of America is that the policy of our government has been to ask the Israelis, and demand it with pressure, not to retaliate in a significant way against the terrorist strikes that have been launched against them. 
--Sen. James Inhofe, R-OK 
Senate floor speech, March 2002
I have great respect for the Holy Father and I have not lost confidence in the church [due to priest sex abuse scandals] . . . . The Lord is pruning the branches right now, . . . 
--Jim Tower 
Pres. Bush's advisor on "faith-based initiatives" 
Boston Globe, April 23, 2002
Every great and meaningful achievement in this life requires the active involvement of the One who placed us here for a reason. 
--Vice President Dick Cheney, 2001 
New Republic Online, March 20, 2002
Whenever [one] hears [our] religion abused, he should not attempt to defend its tenets, except with his sword, and that he should thrust into the scoundrel's belly as far as it will enter. 
--King Louis IX of France 
Roman Catholic Saint 
(Quoted) Boston Daily Globe 
April 9, 2002
This [Jewish] stranglehold has got to be broken or this country's going down the drain. . . . A lot of Jews are great friends of mine. They swarm around me and are friendly to me. Because they know that I am friendly to Israel and so forth. But they don't know how I really feel about what they're doing to this country, and I have no power and no way to handle them. 
--Evangelist Billy Graham to Pres. Nixon, 1972 
Recently released tape recording
[Islam is] a very evil and very wicked religion. 
--Rev. Franklin Graham 
NBC Nightly News, November 2001
I just fear that they're [the Muslims in America] in agreement that this is a just and holy war. 
--Rev. Franklin Graham 
Fox TV's Hannity & Colmes, Aug. 2002
[Pluralists] would have us to believe that Islam is just as good as Christianity, but I'm here to tell you, ladies and gentlemen, that Islam is not just as good as Christianity. Islam was founded by Muhammad, a demon-possessed pedophile who had 12 wives--and his last one was a 9-year-old girl. And I will tell you Allah is not Jehovah either. Jehovah's not going to turn you into a terrorist that'll try to bomb people and take the lives of thousands and thousands of people. 
--Rev. Jerry Vines 
Pastor of First Baptist Church 
Jacksonville, Fla. 
Southern Baptist Convention 
Times-Union, June 12, 2002

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