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Memorable things they said

Issue: "Opium wars," May 12, 2007

"I set a very bad example. . . . I hope the state will forgive me."

New Jersey Gov. Jon S. Corzine upon leaving the hospital where he spent 18 days recovering from a car accident in which he was riding without a seatbelt in a car driven over 90 miles per hour.

"He has met all of General's admissions requirements."

New York's General Theological Seminary spokesman Bruce Parker on former Gov. James E. McGreevey's acceptance into a three-year program to become an Episcopal priest. The governor resigned in 2004 saying he was gay and had had an affair with a male staffer. He is now embroiled in vicious divorce and custody proceedings.

"Such action would violate the ancient customs of the church."

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The Episcopal Church (TEC) Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori, who supported the consecration of gay bishop Gene Robinson and who once referred to "Mother Jesus" in a convocation sermon at a TEC convention, on Nigerian Archbishop Peter Akinola's planned move to install Martyn Minns as head of a new denomination for conservative Episcopalians.

"They are petrified that women will change their minds after seeing their babies."

Mary Spaulding Balch, state legislative director for the National Right to Life Committee, on pro-abortion activists who oppose bills that require abortionists to provide women an ultrasound image of their unborn child.

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