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Seth Williams
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Seth Williams



Issue: "What price conscience?," April 19, 2014

‘I have seen racism. I know what it looks like. This isn’t it.’

Seth Williams, Philadelphia’s Democratic district attorney, on claims by Pennsylvania Democratic Attorney General Kathleen Kane that she decided not to pursue charges against four Philadelphia state legislators and other government officials because the investigation of them had been tainted by racism.

‘A year after Sandy Hook, let us recommit ourselves to working towards a safer society for all of us.’

A Dec. 14 tweet from California State Senator and aggressive gun control advocate Leland Yee. On March 26, authorities arrested Yee for allegedly offering to help an undercover agent posing as a member of the Mafia to obtain $2 million in high-powered weapons in exchange for direct payments and campaign donations. Yee also faces other corruption charges.

‘The mystery and the beauty of the world is overwhelmingly amazing, and there’s no scientific explanation of how it came about.’

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Microsoft founder and billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates, when asked in an interview with Rolling Stone whether he believes in God. “I think it makes sense to believe in God,” he added, “but exactly what decision in your life you make differently because of it, I don’t know.”

‘Aren’t these God’s mistakes?’

South Korean Dr. Kim Seok-Kwun on persons born with what he calls “a mismatched sexual identity.” Dr. Kim has conducted 320 sex change operations over the past 28 years after, he says, he agonized over whether performing such operations was defying God: “I’ve decided to defy God’s will.”

‘They are pushing the homosexual agenda and also changing the meaning of the word wholesome.’

Monica Cole of One Million Moms on a new commercial from Nabisco featuring two dads and a baby and touting “everyday wholesome snacks for every wholesome family.”


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