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Issue: "Y2K: Binary blowout?," Aug. 22, 1998

We the religious people have to start to act up.

Orthodox Rabbi Yehuda Levin of New York,calling on religious conservatives to oppose the gay political agenda. "There's no lobby promoting adultery. There's no lobby promoting fornication. It's the homosexual lobby that's changing laws," added Steve Schwalm of the Family Research Council, which organized a press conference on the subject.

There may be people who feel [criminals] need a second chance, and those people should come forward with their addresses.

Dilley, Oregon, resident Darlene Larson, on why she and her neighbors kept child molester Jonathan Hawes out of their neighborhood by pooling $250,000 to buy the house that he planned to move into upon his release from prison this week.

When you work in the church, there's a certain level of trust involved.

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Kathy Yarzebinski, a member of the parish council at St. Mary of the Assumption church near Pittsburgh. Her priest, Walter J. Benz, is charged with skimming $1.5 million from church offerings over 26 years. His alleged accomplice: Mary Anne Albaugh, a former parish secretary with whom he lived.

We're becoming more aware that religious beliefs or practices [are] not negative for a person's health. In fact they could be very positive.

Duke University researcher Harold Koenig, on his new study showing that older churchgoers have significantly lower blood pressure than non-churchgoers.


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