Quote(s) of the Week (July 27, 1997)

On Why We’re Boycotting Disney...

  1. "God had better show his face around here pretty damn soon."
  2. "I thought we had agreed to get rid of the sexist language for God. I’m so tired of having God called ‘Father.’"
  3. "I don’t 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 don’t see where the NEA is this amazing contribution to mankind and has brought all these artists forward."

--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 it’s 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. I’m a follower of Jesus Christ, but the Jesus Christ I follow embraces and loves everybody, and the God I serve doesn’t care whether you’re 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.
[Editor’s Note: Jesus indeed does love everyone and God doesn’t 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.]

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