Of all possible sexual perversions, religion is the only one to have ever been scientifically systematized.
Avarice is the vice of declining years.
Love is made by two people, in different kinds of solitude. It can be in a crowd, but in an oblivious crowd.
The fears of one class of men are not the measure of the rights of another.
In nine times out of ten, the slanderous tongue belongs to a disappointed person.
When people discuss the 1960s and the great Civil Rights Era, they often speak in romantic terms as if there wasn’t immense work put in, and as if there wasn’t immense sacrifice that took place. But none of those battles were easily fought and won; there were sustained movements behind them.
Evangelicals catapulted George W. Bush back to the White House.
My ordination in the Church of God in Christ was at age 9, and I later became a Baptist minister, which I am today.
I knew from the age of four that I wanted to preach. I didn’t even consider it strange that grown people were listening to this kid preaching until I was around thirteen. I have never believed in limitations.
The dream was not to put one black family in the White House, the dream was to make everything equal in everybody’s house.