Quote of the Day: Letter to President Obama from religious leaders

“While the dire plight of Iraqi civilians should compel the international community to respond in some way, U.S. military action is not the answer … There are better, more effective, more healthy and more humanizing ways to protect civilians and to engage this conflict.” — Letter to President Obama signed by 53 religious leaders, academics and ministers urging alternatives to U.S. military action in Iraq and Syria.

Quote of the Day: Robert P. George

“Let’s hope it doesn’t come to the need to send American troops. But if it does, we’re going to have to stop them. We’re going to have to fight them somewhere. Do we want to fight them in New York? Or in Washington, D.C.?

Quote of the Day: The Rev. Al Sharpton

 “Religion should confirm what we’re doing, not be an escape. Some of us are so heavenly bound that we’re no earthly good. When Michael Brown was on the ground, what did you do?”
–The Rev. Al Sharpton, speaking at the funeral for Michael Brown, an unarmed teen fatally shot by a police officer in Ferguson, Mo. Sharpton was quoted by The Washington Post.