“The first thing I’d say to them is, I love you, too. And God loves you. And you are made in God’s image and likeness. And – and we – we want your happiness.” – Cardinal Timothy Dolan on New York, answering a question of what he’d say to gays and lesbians at odds with [...]
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“If Pope Francis’ example has left this young priest speechless, then I say good. The people will be spared a dose of craziness.” – Michael Sean Winters, a columnist for National Catholic Reporter, after a traditionalist Catholic priest said he didn’t know what to say after Pope Francis washed the feet of women at a [...]
“I love to say Mass in a prison. Nobody ever comes late and nobody ever leaves early.” – New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan, in a visit to the Shawangunk Correctional Facility in Wallkill, N.Y., quoted by The New York Times.
”What changed? As we increasingly came out, people saw that we didn’t have horns.” – Edie Windsor, an octogenarian New York lesbian, speaking outside the the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday after the justices heard her challenge to the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act.
“He will be an outstanding president who will make Southern Baptists proud and who will make the enemies of Christ tremble.” – R. Albert Mohler, president of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, on seminary dean Russell Moore, who was tapped to lead the denomination’s Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission.
“If we were to lose, would it be more difficult? Of course it would be more difficult. But we’re never going away.” – Brian Brown, president of the National Organization for Marriage, talking to the The New York Times about his battle against gay marriage at the U.S. Supreme Court
“For us, in our time, this means confronting bigotry and hatred in all of its forms, racism, especially anti-Semitism. … And let us never forget the link between the two. For our sons and daughters are not born to hate, they are taught to hate.” – President Obama, speaking at Israel’s Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial
(RNS) “Everyone who knows me knows that I’m a little crazy and there’s no red tape in my charity. When I want to do something, I do it.” – Aaron Jackson, a reluctant gay activist who purchased a home across the street from the famously anti-gay Westboro Baptist Church and painted it the rainbow colors [...]
“This is the solution? I just keep coming, drinking crappy coffee and listening to people bitch and moan? I knew that wasn’t going to work.” – Charles Peabody, a 35-year-old former alcoholic and drug addict who says spirituality is key to Alcoholic Anonymous.
“Both Mark and I have nothing but respect and love for our president, who is a fellow Christian.” – Roma Downey, the executive producer of The History Channel’s “The Bible” miniseries, denying with her husband and co-producer Mark Burnett that the actor playing Satan was meant to look like President Obama.