Quote of the Day: January 2013

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What's the Definition of 'Minority?'

Filed by Bil Browning | January 31, 2013 | 12:00 PM | comments

"But let me tell you, there was one thing that sort of troubled me in the discussion about it -- nobody was particularly quoted; they attributed something to governor's office and others -- was that the governor would want to...Read More


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Hillary Wants a Little Shut Eye

Filed by Bil Browning | January 30, 2013 | 5:50 PM | comments

"I hope I get to sleep in. It will be the first time in many years. I have no office to go to, no schedule to keep, no work to do. That will probably last a few days then I...Read More


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Obama's Immigration Plan Is LGBT Inclusive

Filed by Bil Browning | January 29, 2013 | 1:59 PM | comments

"As we've said all along, this is consistent with the principles he has laid out over the last four years. And the President has long believed that Americans with same-sex partners from other countries should not be faced with the...Read More


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Jindal: We Are the Stupid Party

Filed by Bil Browning | January 25, 2013 | 11:11 AM | comments

"We've got to stop being the stupid party. It's time for a new Republican Party that talks like adults. We had a number of Republicans damage the brand this year with offensive and bizarre comments. I'm here to say we've...Read More


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Senator Joe Donnelly Never Fails to Disappoint

Filed by Bil Browning | January 24, 2013 | 12:30 PM | comments

"I am a strong supporter of the Keystone XL oil pipeline. My work will not be done until every Hoosier who wants a job has a job, and the Keystone XL pipeline means jobs for American families and energy security...Read More


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And Burn Their Houses to the Ground

Filed by Bil Browning | January 23, 2013 | 12:00 PM | comments

"America is opening the floodgate - and if you want to know what God thinks about the sin of homosexuality, you can look at his urban renewal development plan in Sodom and Gomorrah. It gives you a pretty good idea....Read More


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Non-Sexual Bondage: Isn't This Priestly Celibacy?

Filed by Bil Browning | January 22, 2013 | 1:45 PM | comments

"Father Donovan is suffering from a psychological condition that manifests itself in self-bondage as a response to stress.* The clinical therapist also confirms that the strict absence of illicit sexual behaviors, relationships, and patterns reveal that this self-bondage is to...Read More


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He Always Seemed Like Such a Nice Young Man...

Filed by Bil Browning | January 18, 2013 | 10:15 AM | comments

"I can't fathom it. He was so spiritual. His sermons were wonderful. He had such knowledge of theology." -- 77-year-old Therese Ruppert, a parishioner at the Church of St. Peter in Danbury, Connecticut after a former priest, Kevin Wallin, was...Read More


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Derailing Harvey Milk Airport

Filed by Bil Browning | January 17, 2013 | 12:34 PM | comments

"I am supportive of the idea, but people need to understand this isn't necessarily a slam dunk. Powerful forces, I suspect, will attempt to derail this." -- Cleve Jones speaking to the Bay Area Reporter about plans announced this week...Read More


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Chuck Hagel's Promise

Filed by Bil Browning | January 16, 2013 | 11:15 AM | comments

"I fully support the Don't Ask, Don't Tell Repeal Act of 2010 and value the service of all those who fight for our country. I know firsthand the profound sacrifice our service members and their families make, and if confirmed...Read More


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Challenging Sex Addiction

Filed by E. Winter Tashlin | January 14, 2013 | 9:30 AM | comments

"Perhaps the most interesting thing about the sex addiction movement--and certainly the most telling--is that it did not arise from the field of sex therapy or any other sexuality-related field... 'Sex addiction' has been adopted enthusiastically by the addiction community,...Read More


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One of the Good Ones

Filed by E. Winter Tashlin | January 11, 2013 | 9:30 AM | comments

"No one church or leader represents all persons of faith... all loving, committed couples should be recognized, respected and treated equally under the law." Rev. Gene Dyszlewski - Chairman of the Rhode Island Religious Coalition for Marriage Equality...Read More


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Anderson Cooper Has a Potty Mouth

Filed by Bil Browning | January 08, 2013 | 3:00 PM | comments

"Bitch, what the fuck are you doing?" -- Anderson Cooper to a guy who was trying to secretly take Cooper and ice skater Johnny Weir's photo while they were out in public....Read More


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Churches Masquerading As Political Orgs

Filed by Bil Browning | January 05, 2013 | 11:30 AM | comments

"In my view 'social conservatives' need to do two big things much, much better: build actual political organizations instead of religious ministries masquerading as political organizations, and invest in culture creation networks -- serious artistic and intellectual networks. Culture wars...Read More


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Kesha Comes Out

Filed by Bil Browning | January 03, 2013 | 1:00 PM | comments

"I don't love just men. I love people. It's not about a gender. It's just about the spirit that exudes from that other person you're with." -- Pop star Kesha coming out as bisexual to the teen magazine Seventeen. Apparently...Read More


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What Nature Tells Us Is Impossible

Filed by Bil Browning | January 02, 2013 | 11:30 AM | comments

"Civil laws that establish 'same sex marriage' create a legal fiction. The State has no power to create something that nature itself tells us is impossible." -- Chicago Cardinal Francis George in a letter sent to congregations to urge them...Read More


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A Backwater That Frown on Diversity

Filed by Bil Browning | January 01, 2013 | 1:00 PM | comments

"Despite vows from Gov-elect Mike Pence to stay out of these pesky social issues, expect our dear General Assembly to vote on adding a ban on same-sex marriage to the state's constitution... Expect Indiana to be criticized nationally. Expect us...Read More