"An abstinence-until- marriage program is not only irresponsible, it's really inhumane."

U.S. Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Ca.), at July's International AIDS Conference in Bangkok. Meanwhile, Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni told conferees that abstinence was the key in reducing his country's infection rate from 22 percent in 1992 to 7 percent in 2002.

"It's a real conflict for me when I go to a concert and find somebody in the audience who is a Republican or a fundamental Christian. It can cloud my enjoyment."

Singer Linda Ronstadt

"It was a shock for me to see how they came up to me to ask for my help. I had to explain to them that I was only an actor and wasn't really the son of God."

Actor James Caviezel, who starred in The Passion of the Christ, on being asked to heal the sick during a tour in Veracruz, Mexico.

"It applies equally to far-right evangelical Christians as to extremists in the Islamic faith."

British Home Secretary David Blunkett, on a proposed law banning "religious hatred." The Evangelical Alliance called the plan "counterproductive."

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Sources: Associated Press, Los Angeles Times, Ananova, Reuters(via Al-Jazeera)

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