"I've lost my cynicism about evangelical groups partly because I've seen them at work abroad."

Nicholas D. Kristof, New York Times columnist, praising evangelicals in their role as America's "newest internationalists."

"We're ministers on turntables. I can't make you believe, but I can make you dance yourself closer to God.

Frank Horvath, a.k.a. DJ Frankie Vibe, on Christian raves (dance parties) such as Philadelphia's Club Worship.

"They let us say all kinds of things on TV, but they bleep Jesus? That makes no sense!"

Star Jones, cohost of ABC talk show The View, after Joy Behar's "Thank you, Jesus" comment about her successful diet was removed from the May 23 episode.

"One of the things that surfaced was annoyance at evangelical Protestants' kind of rubbing Catholic people's noses in it."

John Grange, a New York priest, after a parish meeting on the clergy abuse scandal.

Sources: The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Media Research Center

Related Elsewhere

Articles referenced above include:

Following God AbroadThe New York Times (May 21, 2002)
Christian raves give teens a place to soothe their hearts and soulsThe Philadelphia Inquirer (May 20, 2002)
Ammunition in a Battle for SoulsThe New York Times (May 22, 2002)
Name "Jesus" Bleeped by ABC—Media Research Center (May 30, 2002)

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