Tony Campolo

Tony Campolo – I am not suggesting that…


“I am not suggesting that all those missionary organizations working in Haiti should pack up and go home, but I am urging them to understand that Haiti does not need clever Americans with newly contrived schemes for saving their country.”
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Tony Campolo – I propose that the government…


“I propose that the government should get out of the business of marrying people and, instead, only give legal status to civil unions.”
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Tony Campolo – What if Barack Obama established…


“What if Barack Obama established a Presidential Advisory Committee that would meet once every couple of months, bringing together the former presidents for a conference in order to seek their collective wisdom? There is a wealth of experience in former presidents that generally goes untapped.”
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Tony Campolo – I don’t know of many…


“I don’t know of many evangelicals who want to deny gay couples their legal rights. However, most of us don’t want to call it marriage, because we think that word has religious connotations, and we’re not ready to see it used in ways that offend us.”
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Tony Campolo – From the beginning, there have…


“From the beginning, there have been some religious leaders who greeted the funding of faith-based social services by government with ambivalence.”
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Tony Campolo – Those issues are biblical issues…


“Those issues are biblical issues: to care for the sick, to feed the hungry, to stand up for the oppressed. I contend that if the evangelical community became more biblical, everything would change.”
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Tony Campolo – But I contend that if…


“But I contend that if we’re providing total medical coverage for every man, woman, and child in Iraq, shouldn’t we at least be doing the same thing for every man, woman, and child in the United States?”
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Tony Campolo – The first reason for the…


“The first reason for the preponderant influence of those Evangelicals who define themselves as advocates of Religious Right theological and political ideologies is that they have both the financial means and technological know-how to make widespread use of modern electronic forms of communication.”
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Tony Campolo – President Bush once said that…


“President Bush once said that marriage is a sacred institution and should be reserved for the union of one man and one woman. If this is the case – and most Americans would agree with him on this – then I have to ask: Why is the government at all involved in marrying people?”
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Tony Campolo – There is no doubt that…


“There is no doubt that religion had already waned under the onslaught of the Enlightenment, but it was Freud who provided the radically new understanding of human nature that made any religious explanation of the whats and whys of our personhood seem naive.”
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