Quote of the Day: Colleen Simon of Kansas City, Mo.

I knew this was a losing engagement. I was just hoping for a longer engagement.”

– Colleen Simon, who was forced out of her job as director of a food pantry at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church because she is a lesbian and married to another woman. She was quoted by the Kansas City Star.

Quote of the Day: “Kosher Lust” author Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

“The moment you see orgasm as a transcendent experience and one that can lead to mystical union, it’s truly transformative. We don’t know how to deal with orgasm in American sexuality. For us, it’s just something that proves that the sexual encounter is over. The whole experience of sex is a means to an end. It leads to bad sex and short sex.”

– Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, author of the new book “Kosher Lust”

Quote of the Day: Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal

“I read the words of Jesus Christ, and I realized that they were true. I used to think that I had found God, but I believe it is more accurate to say that He found me.”

– Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, a convert to Christianity from Hinduism, addressing the graduates of Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va.

Quote of the Day: Pope Francis

“If – for example – tomorrow an expedition of Martians came, and some of them came to us, here… Martians, right? Green, with that long nose and big ears, just like children paint them… And one says, ‘But I want to be baptized!’ What would happen?”

– Pope Francis, in a homily about how the Holy Spirit makes the church go “beyond the limits”

Quote of the Day: Washington lobbyist Jack Burkman

“The NFL, like most of the rest of American business, is about to learn that when you trample the Christian community and Christian values there will be a terrible financial price to pay.”

– Washington lobbyist Jack Burkman, promising a boycott of whatever NFL team signs the University of Missouri’s Michael Sam, who recently came out as gay. He was quoted by The Christian Post.

Quote of the Day: David and Jason Benham

“With all of the grotesque things that can be seen and heard on television today you would think there would be room for two twin brothers who are faithful to our families, committed to biblical principles, and dedicated professionals. If our faith costs us a television show then so be it.”

– David and Jason Benham, whose planned reality show on HGTV was canceled after criticisms that the Christian twin-brothers were anti-abortion and anti-gay

Quote of the Day: Roanoke County (Va.) Supervisor Al Bedrosian

“The freedom of religion doesn’t mean that every religion has to be heard. If we allow everything … where do you draw the line?”

– Al Bedrosian, a member of the Roanoke County (Va.) Board of Supervisors, in an interview with the Roanoke Times about his plans to have a Christians-only prayer policy at county meetings after the Supreme Court upheld sectarian prayers at public meetings.

Quote of the Day: 80s pop icon Rick Springfield

“There’s something very attractive about seeing nuns walking down the street. It’s not a sexual thing for me; I know it is for some guys.”

– 80s pop icon Rick Springfield, in an interview with USA Today about his new novel, “Magnificent Vibration,” that features a nun named Alice.

Quote of the Day: Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore

“Buddha didn’t create us, Muhammad didn’t create us, it was the God of the Holy Scriptures … They didn’t bring the Quran over on the pilgrim ship, Mayflower. Let’s get real, let’s go back and learn our history. Let’s stop playing games.”

–  Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore, speaking at a Pastor for Life luncheon in January, in a speech uncovered by Rawstory.com on May 2.

Quote of the Day: Stan Noffsinger of the Church of the Brethren

“We pray God’s unconditional love will touch the consciences of the men who did this.”

_ Stan Noffsinger, general secretary of the Church of the Brethren in the U.S., commenting on the kidnapping of 234 Nigerian schoolgirls, many of whom are affiliated with the Church of the Brethren in Nigeria.