"Even though the constitution establishes freedom of conscience and religious practice, I can't imagine a Muslim becoming a Christian. It's too early to think that we can have full freedom of religion."

Yonadam Kanna, the only non-Muslim member of Iraq's Governing Council.

"Don't look down, look up."

Slogan, promoting an official Roman Catholic website, rejected by several Australian ad agencies as "too controversial or even illegal."

"If a person lies, no matter what oath they've taken, they've committed perjury."

James M. Honeycutt, a district judge in North Carolina who wants to remove the phrases "so help me God" and "God save the state and this honorable court" from his court sessions.

"In making a call for personal information about the sexual orientation of public officials, [Michael] Heath crossed a line of ethical behavior into a realm of sinful gossip."

Board members of the Christian Civic League of Maine, which placed Heath, its executive director, on a one-month administrative leave.

"What controversy? The dude made a movie about Jesus in a country that's largely Christian—a very traditional movie—and it's made over $200 million in two weeks. There ain't no controversy, people. That's a hit."

Kevin Smith, director of the religious comedy Dogma and the recent film Jersey Girl.

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Sources include The Age, Portland Press Herald, and The New York Times.

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