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Angus T. Jones

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Issue: "2012 Daniels of the Year," Dec. 15, 2012

‘Please stop watching it. Please stop filling your head with filth.’

Angus T. Jones, 19, on Two and a Half Men, the CBS sitcom in which he co-stars. Jones has portrayed the character Jake on the show since he was 10 years old. “I am under contract for another year so it is not too much of a decision on my part,” he said. “I know God has me there for a reason for another year.”

‘The church has been in healthcare for 2,000 years. Longer than any government.’

Saddleback Church Pastor Rick Warren, in a video message calling on religious leaders to stand together against the contraceptive mandate as a violation of religious freedom.

‘Mere morals have no place in law.’

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German lobbyist Michael Kiok, on his opposition to efforts in Germany, led by animal welfare groups, to ban bestiality.

‘I wasn’t paid for the record, but that doesn’t matter. I was singing in the church, singing for the Lord.’

Dorothy Morrison, 66, lead vocalist for the Edwin Hawkins Singers in its 1969 hit, “Oh Happy Day.” The group began as the Northern California State Youth Choir and the song, from a 200-year-old hymn, became a Billboard pop hit that launched the gospel-rock movement.

‘We’re OK. We’re open for business. People in Mogadishu are resilient.’

Somali café owner Ahmed Jama, who returned from London to Mogadishu three years ago and runs four restaurants in the capital. One of his restaurants was bombed Sept. 20, killing 14, and attacked again by suicide bombers on Nov. 3, but only the suicide bombers died in the explosion. Jama reopened three hours later.

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