"Soldiers had no need to resort to being baptized to get clean."

U.S. Army Chief of Chaplains Office, denying a Miami Herald report that Lt. Josh Llano offered baths to dirty soldiers in Iraq only if they would be baptized. The Herald stands by the story.

"God's people do not wave flags as the sign of conquest."

Asbury Theological Seminary administrators, ordering the removal of American flags placed in the school's cafeteria by the food services director. Seminary president Maxie D. Dunnam apologized for the remark.

"Abortion isn't a rights issue—it's become for increasing numbers of young people a moral, ethical issue."

Henry Brady, professor of political science and public policy at the University of California at Berkeley.

"In order to vote, you basically had to bow before the cross. I was sick for a week."

Rob Meltzer, an observant Jew who sued Framingham, Massachusetts, for locating his polling place in a Methodist church.

Sources: The Miami Herald, Lexington Herald-Leader, The New York Times, The Boston Globe

Related Elsewhere

Articles referenced above include:

Army probing chaplain reportThe Miami Herald (April 11, 2003)
Army checking baptism storyThe Charlotte Observer (April 11, 2003)
Army chaplain offers baptisms, bathsThe Miami Herald (April 4, 2003)
Activist Challenges the Use of Churches as Polling PlacesThe Boston Globe (March 31, 2003)
Surprise, Mom: I'm Anti-AbortionThe New York Times (March 30, 2003)
Seminary removes flags from cafeteriaLexington Herald Leader (March 29, 2003)

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