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Issue Date:  October 27, 2006

Quotable & Notable

“That’s when I decided that we Christians have to get ourselves some headgear.”

-- Presiding Bishop Mark Hanson of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, who found himself one day in a library waiting to use a computer, between a Jew and a Muslim. “He had on a yarmulke and she was wearing a head scarf, a hijab.”

“National Christian leaders received hugs and smiles in person, and then were dismissed behind their backs and described as ‘ridiculous,’ ‘out of control’ and just plain goofy.”

-- David Kuo, author of Tempting Faith: An Inside Story of Political Seduction and former deputy director of the White House Office of Faith-based and Community Initiatives in the Bush administration

“Your compassion has reached beyond our family, beyond our community, and is changing our world.”

-- From an open letter to Pennsylvania’s Amish community from Marie Roberts, widow of Charles Roberts, who killed five girls in an Amish schoolhouse Oct. 2

“It kind of eased us off the moral high ground.”

-- President Bush said during an Oct. 11 news conference that the Abu Ghraib prison scandal was one of the “things that I wish had happened differently” during his administration.

“We speak of being ‘equally yoked’ [in marriage]. That applies, I think, to the matter of education.”

-- Mormon president Gordon B. Hinckley speaking to men about the “troubling trend” that women are becoming better educated than men

National Catholic Reporter, October 27, 2006

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