Quote(s) of the Week (August 24, 1997)
On Keeping the Proper Perspective...
- "It is not the function of our Government to keep
the citizen from falling into error; it is the function
of the citizen to keep the Government from falling into
- --Robert H. Jackson,
American Communications vs. Douds, 1950. From Daily
Outrage for 8/22/97.
On Simple Truths...
- "The nearest approach to immortality on earth is a
- --James F. Byrnes,
"Speaking Frankly," 1947. From Daily Outrage
On Spreading False Stereotypes...
- "Ive been in politics long enough to expect
criticism and hostility. But I was unprepared for the
hatred I get from Christians. Why do Christians hate so
- --Bill Clinton,
speaking with evangelicals. Washington Times from August
23, 1997. Page C4.
On Being Good Stewards of God's Resources...
- "I applaud the Baptists for their stand against
mega-Disney. At a time when most churches are afraid to
offend, the Baptists have reminded us God has spoken on
these matters. Thank you for having the guts to do what
none of us seems to be able to: put our children before
- --Tonja B. Carter, in
USA Weekend from August 22-24, 1997. Page 16.
On Missing the Point...
- "I am a lifelong Southern Baptist who does not
support this boycott. It is mean-spirited and makes
Baptists appear self-righteous and arrogant. We are to
bring the salvation message of Jesus Christ to others,
not sit in judgement of them."
- --Mary Jo Pate Boyer,
in USA Weekend from August 22-24, 1997. Page 16.
[Editor's Note: We at the CCRC applaud the boycott of Disney.
This is not about sitting in judgement of others; it is about
wisely using the resources that God has given us toward things
that would glorify Him. We are to bring the salvation message of
Jesus Christ to others, but that's not the message that Disney is