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By |2017-10-31T06:34:45-04:00October 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|

“I’ve been concerned for decades about presidents who claim to be born again. And knowing that everyone I knew in the fundamentalist church or in the evangelical Christian church – they wanted the rapture to come. … We don’t have to save the environment, because we’re not going to be around.”
– Lily Tomlin as quoted in the March, 15 2005 issue of The Advocate.
“President Bush is focusing his program against AIDS in Africa on sexual abstinence and marital fidelity, relegating condoms to a distant third. It’s the kind of well-meaning policy that bubbles up out of a White House prayer meeting but that will mean a lot of unnecessary deaths on the ground in Africa.”
– New York Times columnist Nicholas D. Kristof in his March 30, 2005 column.
“A popular epithet directed by some members of society, including some members of Congress, toward the judiciary involves the denunciation of ‘activist judges.’ Generally, the definition of an ‘activist judge’ is one who decides the outcome of a controversy before him according to personal conviction, even one sincerely held, as opposed to the dictates of the law as constrained by legal precedent and, ultimately, our Constitution. In resolving the Schiavo controversy it is my judgment that, despite sincere and altruistic motivation, the legislative and executive branches of our government have acted in a manner demonstrably at odds with our Founding Fathers’ blueprint for the governance of a free people — our Constitution.”
– U. S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit Judge Stanley Birch Jr. in his written opinion following the court’s rejection of the latest appeal from Terri Schiavo’s parents on March 30, 2005.
“If one listens carefully to the gay and lesbian community, one discovers that often after much turmoil, a person comes to the conclusion that they were created this way. Now I would not presume to understand how this is possible, because I, for a fact, donÕt understand how I was created as I am. But I do know that GodÕs creation is good and that we might have to learn, with some difficulty at times, to continue the affirmation of that goodness. No one ever said understanding GodÕs will for us would be easy.”
– Reverend F. Russell Baker, United Church of Christ pastor in Benton Harbor, Michigan in an Advocate.com opinion piece March 29, 2005.
“Compensating employees with health care coverage does not constitute recognition of a marriage. What it does do is provide equal employment opportunities to lesbians and gay men.”
– Joe Darby, a member of National Pride at Work, at the ACLU of Michigan’s press conference announcing their lawsuit against the state of Michigan over domestic partner benefits March 21, 2005.

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