"It's pretty simple: Marriage is between a man and a woman. … The effort to create alternatives to marriage between a man and a woman are perfectly natural pagan behaviors, but they are a fundamental violation of our civilization."
Presidential candidate, on the campaign trail (The Huffington Post/RNS)
"By conspiring to throw their weight behind a single evangelical-friendly candidate, they fed the widespread perception that evangelicalism's main identifying feature is right-wing political activism focused on abortion and homosexuality."
Editor-in-chief of Christianity Today, discussing the conclave of evangelical leaders who endorsed Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum (christianitytoday.com/RNS)
"Newt is not perfect, but who among us is? The fact is, there is forgiveness for those who seek God, and I believe in the power of redemption, for it is a central tenet of my Christian faith."
Texas governor, after leaving the GOP presidential race and endorsing Newt Gingrich (ABC News/RNS)