Quote(s) of the Week (July 27, 1997)
On Why Were Boycotting Disney...
- "God had better show his face around here pretty
- "I thought we had agreed to get rid of the sexist
language for God. Im so tired of having God called
- "I dont even know if God exists."
- --Quotes from
characters in the new Disney/ABC-TV sitcom called
"Nothing Sacred." Living up to its name, the
show is a drama on the life and times of a confused
Catholic priest. The quotes above are uttered in the
hour-long pilot for the show which will air Thursdays
beginning September 25th. From the Washington
Times for 7/22/97. Page A2.
On the NEA...
"I know of no one in 30 years in the arts who has been
assisted by the NEA. So I dont see where the NEA is this
amazing contribution to mankind and has brought all these artists
- --California Republican
Representative Sonny Bono, concerning funding for the
National Endowment for the Arts during the House debate.
Washington Times for 7/20/97. Page B2.
On That Still Missing Link...
"Victoriapithecus is not an ancestor of humans, since it
comes from the evolutionary branch of Old World monkeys. But
its closer than any other known monkey to the split with
the ape-human branch, so it probably resembles the elusive
ancestor of monkeys and humans that occupied the split."
- --A paraphrase from
Brenda Benefit of Southern Illinois University in
Carbondale, concerning the latest monkey skull discovery.
The Associated Press story was in the Washington Times on
7/24/97. Page A6.
On Being A Lousy Teacher...
"How [TV] portrays young people matters to teens. It
teaches them who to value and how to be, what to respect and what
to despise. It teaches them how to dress and talk, and how to
relate to work, school, adults and family."
- --Mary Pipher in an
article for TV Guide, complaining about the unrealistic
teen role models on television. From the American Family
Association Journal for July 1997. Page 8.
On the Gay Ethnic Group...
"Well, I have a different view of Christian
than you do. Im a follower of Jesus Christ, but the Jesus
Christ I follow embraces and loves everybody, and the God I serve
doesnt care whether youre tall or short, or whether
you were born mentally retarded, or whether you were born black
or Asian or gay."
- --Oprah Winfrey,
explaining why she appeared on the coming out episode of
Ellen. From the American Family Association
Journal for July 1997. Page 3.
- [Editors Note:
Jesus indeed does love everyone and God doesnt
discriminate base upon height, intellectual capacity, or
ethnic group. However, the Bible is very clear that He does
discriminate based upon behavioral choices that we make
using the free will that He gave us. Choosing to engage
in homosexual behavior is called sin.]