Out Loud: Quotes in the News

“We deplore those who are led astray—those Jehovah’s Witnesses, Baptists, evangelicals, Pentecostals and many others who cut Christ’s robes like bandits, who are like the soldiers who crucified Christ, who ripped apart Christ's holy coat.”
Aleksei D. Zorin
Chief Russian Orthodox priest in Stary Oskol, Russia, in a televised sermon that denounced Protestant “sects” (New York Times/RNS)Out Loud

“Whenever we see euphemisms in use, we can know that something morally dubious is going on. Torture is not ‘torture’; it is ‘enhanced interrogation.’ Genocide is not ‘murder’; it is ‘special treatment’ or ‘ethnic cleansing.’ And a developing human being in its first stages is not a ‘baby’ but a ‘potential life.’”
David Gushee
Ethics professor at Mercer University’s McAfee School of Theology (ABP)

“To avoid misunderstandings I would like to say: I was atheist and I stay atheist.”
Mikhail Gorbachev
Former Soviet leader, debunking rumors he converted to Catholicism (RNS)
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