Quote of the Day: Hillary Rodham Clinton

“One of my big problems right now is that too many people believe they have a direct line to the divine, and they never want to change their mind about anything, they’re never open to new information and they like to operate in an evidence-free zone. And I think it’s good if people continue to change.”

– Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, in an interview with NPR’s Terry Gross, about her evolution from opposition to support for same-sex marriage.

Quote of the Day: Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary President Paige Patterson

“I believe when I stand before the Lord God, I’m going to say, ‘Dear God, I violated a policy but I didn’t want to stand before you with blood on my hands.’”

– Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary Paige Patterson, apologizing to delegates at the Southern Baptist Convention’s annual meeting in Baltimore for admitting a Muslim Ph.D. student.

Quote of the Day: Family Research Council president Tony Perkins

“I’m beginning to think, are re-education camps next? When are they going to start rolling out the boxcars to start hauling off Christians?”

– Family Research Council President Tony Perkins, comparing the Holocaust to a court decision in favor of a gay couple against a local bakery.

Quote of the Day: Former President Bill Clinton

“God loaned her her voice and he decided he wanted it back for a while.”

– Former President Bill Clinton, eulogizing poet and civil rights activist Maya Angelou at a memorial service at Wake Forest University.

Quote of the Day: Mayor Vincent Gray of Washington DC

“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.

Quote of the Day: Bishop T.D. Jakes

“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 quoted by the Daily Press at conference that attracts prominent African-American clergy.

Quote of the Day: Beard enthusiast Paul Roof

“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 from Southern Baptist-affiliated Charleston Southern University after a photo of his award-winning beard appeared on a can of Holy City Brewing’s Chucktown Follicle Brown beer. He was quoted by the Charleston City Paper.

Quote of the Day: Pope Francis

“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.

Quote of the Day: Ustaz Masridzi Sat

“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.