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Congressman John Fleming (R-LA), campaign speech, August 25, 2010
We have two competing world views here and there is no way that we can reach across the aisle — one is going to have to win…We are either going to go down the socialist road and become like western Europe and create, I guess really a godless society, an atheist society. Or we’re going to continue down the other pathway where we believe in freedom of speech, individual liberties and that we remain a Christian nation. So we’re going to have to win that battle, we’re going to have to solve that argument before we can once again reach across and work together on things.
Becky Fischer, Christian summer camp director, in Jesus Camp (2006)
It’s no wonder, with that kind of intense training and discipling, that those young people are ready to kill themselves for the cause of Islam. I wanna see young people who are as committed to the cause of Jesus Christ as the young people are to the cause of Islam. I wanna see them as radically laying down their lives for the Gospel as they are over in Pakistan and Israel and Palestine and all those different places, you know, because we have… excuse me, but we have the truth!
Garrison Keillor, December 16, 2009; op-ed “Nonbelievers, Please Leave Christmas Alone”:
Unitarians listen to the Inner Voice and so they have no creed that they all stand up and recite in unison, and that’s their perfect right, but it is wrong, wrong, wrong to rewrite “Silent Night.” If you don’t believe Jesus was God, OK, go write your own damn “Silent Night” and leave ours alone. This is spiritual piracy and cultural elitism, and we Christians have stood for it long enough. And all those lousy holiday songs by Jewish guys that trash up the malls every year, Rudolph and the chestnuts and the rest of that dreck. Did one of our guys write “Grab your loafers, come along if you wanna, and we’ll blow that shofar for Rosh Hashanah”? No, we didn’t.
Christmas is a Christian holiday – if you’re not in the club, then buzz off.
Mike Huckabee, January 2008, campaign rally:
I have opponents in this race who do not want to change the Constitution. But I believe it’s a lot easier to change the Constitution than it would be to change the word of the living god. And that’s what we need to do — to amend the Constitution so it’s in God’s standards rather than try to change God’s standards so it lines up with some contemporary view.
Robert Mailloux of Colorado Springs, interviewed by the BBC at the Creation Museum:
[Darwin’s theory is] not even a low grade hypothesis [involving] no substantial science.
The Bible says God created the Earth in six days and we flat believe that. There are over 100 ways science is able to look at the Earth and 90 say it is thousands of years old – only 10 say it’s real old.
The way liberals and evolutionists win an argument is to outlaw freedom of speech… they won’t let us in.
Why is Darwin buried with kings at Westminster Abbey? He’s not a king. He’s the king of the atheists’ movement . . .
Feminism is a socialist, anti-family, political movement that encourages women to leave their husbands, kill their children, practice witchcraft, destroy capitalism and become lesbians.
Amendment 19, Arkansas State Constitution:
No person who denies the being of a God shall hold any office in the civil departments of this state, nor be competent to testify as a witness in any court.
Kathleen Harris, US Representative (R-FL), in an interview with the Florida Baptist Witness:
If you are not electing Christians, tried and true, under public scrutiny and pressure, if you’re not electing Christians then in essence you are going to legislate sin.
The Bible says we are to be salt and light. And salt and light means not just in the church, [but] in government and we have to [have] the faithful in government and over time, that lie we have been told, the separation of church and state, people have internalized, thinking that they needed to avoid politics and that is so wrong because God is the one who chooses our rulers….we need the faithful and we need to take back this country. It’s time that the churches get involved.
Pete Sessions, Representative and Chair of the National Republican Congressional Committee, explaining why Republicans should emulate the Taliban:
Insurgency, we understand perhaps a little bit more because of the Taliban. And that is that they went about systematically understanding how to disrupt and change a person’s entire processes . . . we need to understand that insurgency may be required when the other side, the House leadership, does not follow the same commands, which we entered the game with.
Kurt Warner, born-again Christian and AZ Cardinals quarterback with broken irony meter, explaining why he wasn’t afraid to choose the number 13 for his jersey:
A lot of negative things come with the No. 13. My life is never dictated by superstitions. My faith is first and foremost. If you believe that God’s in control, there is no reason to believe in superstitions.
Jeffrey Dahmer, explaining the depraved belief system (atheism) which permitted his actions. Dateline NBC, The Final Interview, Nov. 29, 1994:
If a person doesn’t think that there is a God to be accountable to, then what’s the point of trying to modify your behavior to keep it within acceptable ranges? That’s how I thought anyway. I always believed the theory of evolution as truth, that we all just came from the slime. When we died, you know, that was it, there was nothing….
Ben Stein, not a Christian but interviewed on Trinity Broadcasting Network anyway, April of 2008:
the last time any of my relatives saw scientists telling them what to do they were telling them to go to the showers to get gassed … that was horrifying beyond words, and that’s where science — in my opinion, this is just an opinion — that’s where science leads you . . . Love of God and compassion and empathy leads you to a very glorious place, and science leads you to killing people.
Ray Comfort of Living Waters Ministry:
If nothing created everything, then the “nothing” isn’t nothing. It is something, because it had the amazing ability to create everything.
Ann Coulter, columnist:
We should invade their countries, kill their leaders and convert them to Christianity. We weren’t punctilious about locating and punishing only Hitler and his top officers. We carpet-bombed German cities; we killed civilians. That’s war. And this is war.