“We are community that relies on Jesus Christ for strength, and we’ll need that at this time.” – Daniel Martin, president of Seattle Pacific University, after police say a gunman killed one person and injured three others.
Author Archives: Ron Ribiat
About Ron Ribiat
Ron joined the RNS staff in 2012 as the editorial assistant, taking over story and press release distribution, comment moderation and other behind-the-scenes Web tasks. He's also a hero of the Columbia office, having successfully once captured and released a mouse that had taken up residence uninvited.
“In my best biblical reference, they can go straight to hell.” – Mayor Vincent Gray of Washington, D.C., responding to protestors from Westboro Baptist Church who rallied against a pro-gay rally at a D.C. high school.
“Be careful when folks try to name you from the outside. People will stand from the outside and call you all kinds of stuff. They will call you what they need you to be.” – Bishop T.D. Jakes, Dallas megachurch pastor urging ministers attending the 100th Hampton University Ministers’ Conference to “break the mold.” He was […]
“The brewery didn’t come to me and say, ‘Hey, Paul, can we use your picture?’ They’re friends of mine, and they said, ‘We’re doing a beer can,’ and I’m like, ‘Yeah, that’s cool.’ I’m not in control of somebody else’s business. They don’t have to ask my permission.” – Beard enthusiast Paul Roof, who was fired […]
“This indifference makes you sick. Once again we have to repeat the name of the illness that makes us feel so bad in the world today – the globalization of indifference.” – Pope Francis, criticizing the “globalization of indifference” in relation to Syrian crisis.
“We need to unite, we must declare jihad!” – Ustaz Masridzi Sat, president of Perkid, a Malaysian Muslim group, after traces of pork products were found in Cadbury chocolates in Malaysia. Perkid and other Muslim groups accused Cadbury of deliberately trying to weaken and divide Muslims by allowing forbidden pork products in chocolate.
“It is a bit ridiculous: ‘Tell me, when does your Christ rise from the dead? Mine will next week.’ ‘Well, mine was resurrected last week.’” – Pope Francis, telling reporters about the need for Western Christians and Eastern Orthodox Christians to set a common date for Easter, after meeting with Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew in Jerusalem.
“I simply cannot believe that Jesus would require me to condemn my friends, nor that Jesus would require me to report any of my colleagues who supported, even loved, gay persons, nor do I believe for a moment that Jesus would punish me for my earlier ministry.” – Richard Hague, who retired from a 45-year career in […]
“#Happiness is our people’s right. We shouldn’t be too hard on behaviors caused by joy.” – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, in a tweet after the release of six young Iranians who were arrested for making an “obscene video” of themselves dancing along to the Pharrell Williams song “Happy.”
“We are a better people than what these laws represent, and it is time to discard them into the ash heap of history.” – Federal Judge John E. Jones III, striking down Pennsylvania’s ban on same-sex marriage