Quote of the Day: Martin Luther King III

“What I would say to anyone who is engaged in violence is that approach will not ultimately yield the greatest benefit for the community. It may temporarily accomplish an objective. If the philosophy of an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth was one we all embraced, most of us would be without eyes and teeth.”

– Martin Luther King III, son of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., asked what he would say to violent protesters in Ferguson, Mo., where an unarmed black teen was shot and killed  Aug. 9 by a police officer. He was quoted by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

Quote of the Day: Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon

“What’s gone on here over the last few days is not what Missouri is about. It’s not what Ferguson is about. This is a place where people work, go to school, raise their families, go to church. But lately it’s looked a little bit more like a war zone and that’s unacceptable.”

– Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon on Ferguson, Mo., where unarmed teen Michael Brown was shot by police officer Darren Wilson. He was quoted by USA Today.

Quote of the Day: Abu Bakr Naji

“The increase in savagery is not the worst thing that can happen now or in the previous decade or those before it. Rather, the most abominable of the levels of savagery is [still] less than stability under the order of unbelief.”

– Abu Bakr Naji, from his 2006 book, “The Management of Savagery,” as quoted in The Washington Post in an article on the seeds of the Islamic State’s brutality.

Quote of the Day: President Barack Obama

“He gave his immeasurable talent freely and generously to those who needed it most — from our troops stationed abroad to the marginalized on our own streets.”

– President Barack Obama speaking about comedian and actor Robin Williams who died Monday at age 63.

Quote of the Day: Pope Francis

“The news coming from Iraq leaves us incredulous and appalled. All this seriously offends God and seriously offends humanity. You cannot bring hatred in the name of God. You cannot make war in the name of God!”

– Pope Francis, speaking at St. Peter’s Square on Sunday (Aug. 10).

Quote of the Day: Mormon rancher Cliven Bundy

“We are to be ‘subject to kings, presidents, rulers and magistrates’ as they honor the Constitution. But if they don’t honor the Constitution, we don’t have no obligation to ’em. Only as they honor the principles of protecting liberty and freedom of individual rights do we honor them and their government. It don’t say we honor them and their laws.”

– Mormon rancher Cliven Bundy, who is at odds with the federal government over $1 million in back grazing fees, talking to KUER’s Doug Fabrizio about Mormon teachings on being subject to civil government.

“Quote of the Day: Restaurant owner Mary Haglund

“It’s about the whole idea of gratitude. It’s not a religious thing, it’s a spiritual thing.”

– Mary Haglund, owner of Mary’s Gourmet Diner in Winston-Salem, N.C., on her restaurant’s 15 percent discount for “praying in public.” She was quoted by Fox News.

Quote of the Day: Celibate gay Christian Julie Rodgers

“We can be easily misunderstood, to put it nicely, by both sides of the culture war. For those who have a more affirming position, it’s as if we’re repressed, self-hated homophobes, encouraging the church to stand in its position on sexuality. And conservative Christians think that those who shift on sexuality are being rebellious.”

– Julie Rodgers, a self-professed gay celibate Christian, on the movement away from “ex-gay” therapy toward celibacy.

Quote of the Day: Consecrated virgin Linda Ann Long

“While I’m often alone with my divine spouse, I’m almost never lonely.”

– Linda Ann Long, a retired cardiologist in Minneapolis and a consecrated virgin in the Roman Catholic Church, speaking at a panel in Philadelphia about her vocation. She was quoted by The Philadelphia Inquirer.