Quote of the Day: British Prime Minister David Cameron

“I believe we should be more confident about our status as a Christian country, more ambitious about expanding the role of faith-based organisations, and, frankly, more evangelical about a faith that compels us to get out there and make a difference to people’s lives.”

– British Prime Minister David Cameron

Quote of the Day: Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg

“I am telling you if there is a God, when I get to heaven I’m not stopping to be interviewed. I am heading straight in. I have earned my place in heaven. It’s not even close.”

– former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg in an interview with the New York Times about his legacy, including his work on gun safety.

Quote of the Day: Mindy Corporan

“I know that God did not do this. I know that there are evil, evil actions. But what we do have is each other, we have love and we have prayer, and we have friends and family.”

— Mindy Corporan, who lost her 14-year-old son and her father in a shooting outside the Jewish Community Center in Overland Park, Kan.

Quote of the Day: Pope Francis

“Woe to the bad shepherds who tend to themselves rather than their flocks.”

– Pope Francis, addressing seminarians from around Rome about the dangers of “mediocrity” in the priesthood.

Quote of the Day: Brooklyn, N.Y., businessman God Gazarov

“It’s extremely frustrating. I worked hard to get good credit to look good to lenders and this happens.”

– God Gazarov, a Brooklyn, N.Y., businessman who has sued the credit reporting agency Equifax after it rejected him because of his first name. He was quoted by the New York Post.

Quote of the Day: Gothamist.com food editor Nell Casey

“Should these new PR moves make you forgive and forget or does the stink of bigotry outweigh the delicious smell of waffle fries?”

Gothamist.com food editor Nell Casey about plans by Chick-fil-A — whose CEO has opposed gay marriage — to open restaurants in New York City.

Quote of the Day: Carroll County (Md.) Commissioner Robin Frazier

“I am willing to go to jail. If we cease to believe our rights came from God, we cease to be America. And we’ve been told to ‘be careful,’ but we’re going to be careful all the way to communism and I say no to this ruling.”

– Robin Frazier, a commissioner in Carroll County, Md., refusing to comply with a judge’s order to begin county meetings with nonsectarian prayers. She was quoted by The Washington Post.

Quote of the Day: New York Times film critic A.O. Scott

“‘Noah’ is rated PG-13 (Parents strongly cautioned). ‘And every living substance was destroyed which was upon the face of the ground, both man, and cattle, and the creeping things, and the fowl of the heaven; and they were destroyed from the earth: and only Noah remained alive, and they that were with him in the ark.’”

– New York Times film critic A.O. Scott, concluding his review of “Noah.”

Quote of the Day: President Obama

“His job is a little more elevated. We’re down on the ground dealing with the often profane, and he’s dealing with higher powers.” 

– President Obama, talking about Pope Francis after their first meeting on Thursday.

Quote of the Day: Timberlake Christian School

“We believe that unless Sunnie as well as her family clearly understand that God has made her female and her dress and behavior need to follow suit with her God-ordained identity, that TCS is not the best place for her future education.”

– Timberlake Christian School in Forest, Va., in a letter the family of 8-year-old Sunnie Kahle, whose appearance has caused “confusion” among other students. Sunnie’s family removed her from the school.