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Issue Date:  May 20, 2005

Quotable & Notable

“Probably about as good a movie as anyone could make about the Crusades.”

-- Kirk Honeycutt’s review of “Kingdom of Heaven” in Hollywood Reporter

“Neither the actions of judges, nor research on stem cells, nor the putative follies of the liberal media, nor the sad life of Terri Schiavo, nor the use of the filibuster are addressed in the Bible, and no one … has been given direct access to God’s views on these matters.”

-- Donald R. Eastman III, president of Eckerd College, St. Petersburg, Fla.

“If we are going to ask the Christian right to stop engaging in demonization, we need to inspect some of our own language. I’m uncomfortable when I hear people of sincere religious faith described as religious political extremists.”

-- Chip Berlet of Political Research Associates, a human rights watchdog group

“There has been a great deal of talk lately about the role of religion in politics. Yet, if the religious voice were truly a factor, then 45 million Americans -- and 8 million children -- would not be uninsured.”

-- Rabbi Marla Feldman, director of the Joint Commission on Social Action of Reform Judaism and the Central Conference of American Rabbis

National Catholic Reporter, May 20, 2005

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