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Issue: "Hong Kong," June 28, 1997

We are not going to have a confessed adulterer as supreme head of the Church of England.

DAVID STREETER, director of the Church Society, the senior evangelical body of the state church. Mr. Streeter says that Prince Charles should give up his girlfriend Camilla Parker Bowles or abdicate his claim to the throne.

I'd like to know how Michael Eisner would explain that to my kids.

Virginia mom CANDICE MICHAELS, referring to the chairman of Walt Disney Co., as she pointed to a bare-chested homosexual man described as clad in a black patent-leather miniskirt and pink-rhinestoned mouse ears, according to The Washington Post.

I also throw this problem at you. How will you respond? Should the mausoleum be removed from Red Square.... Shall we do that? We will of course examine public opinion on this issue. But to turn Red Square into a cemetery-No! That contradicts the laws of the church which say a dead person must be buried below the ground and not above it.

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Russian President BORIS YELTSIN, to an audience of leading Russian writers, artists, and actors, who applauded his suggestion that Vladimir Lenin's landmark mausoleum be removed from Red Square.

Just tell them it's Gay Days. For three days, we get to be the majority. And if you don't like it, just close those little eyes.

ROY, the man who offended the family vacationers.


President Clinton, answering a reporter's question about whether the president supports the resolution of his denomination, the Southern Baptist Convention, urging a boycott of Disney for its gay-friendly policies.

To Dennis, a Mormon may just be a nickname for people from Utah. He may not even know it's a religious cult or sect or whatever it is.

Chicago Bulls coach PHIL JACKSON, defending his flamboyant forward Dennis Rodman, who was fined $50,000 by the National Basketball Association for making disparaging remarks about the Mormon religion. The Bulls defeated the Utah Jazz to win the NBA title.


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