"I believe in the Word of God. I'm just not mad about it."
Frank Page, newly elected president of the Southern Baptist Convention.
"Homosexual behavior, in my view, is deviant. I'm a Roman Catholic."
Robert J. Smith, who was fired by Maryland Gov. Bob Ehrlich from the board of D.C.'s Metro transit authority for the comments. He made them on a cable TV show, not in an official capacity.
"What we've got to do in the music business is destroy the image that has got through which has [given] God Almighty and Jesus Christ an image of a weakling. A slightly effeminate image. A sort of Sunday image. A religious image. This is not the case. This is something we're trying in U2 to do something about."
Bono, in a recently released 1981 presentation to a weekend retreat for Christian musicians with fellow band members the Edge and Larry Mullen Jr.
"Christian skate denies or at a minimum, discourages non-Christian patronage."
New York State Division of Human Rights, in a letter to Skate Time 209, accusing the Accord roller rink's owners of a human-rights violation for advertising "Christian skate times" on Sunday afternoons. It also accused the newspaper that ran the ad of "aiding and abetting" the violation. The owners changed the ad language to "spiritual skate" and have retained an attorney from the American Center for Law and Justice.
Sources: The Fayettevile Observer, The Washington Post, @U2.com, Times Herald-Record
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