"Flipping the dial through available radio stations there will blare out to any listener an array of broadcasts, 24/7, propagating Religious Right politics, along with what they deem to be 'old-time gospel preaching.' This is especially true of what comes over the airwaves in Bible Belt southern states."
"Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future."Tony Campolo on John F. Kennedy
"Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of Congress but I repeat myself."Tony Campolo on Mark Twain
"One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors."Tony Campolo on Plato
"If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in 5 years there'd be a shortage of sand."Tony Campolo on Milton Friedman
"It is enough that the people know there was an election. The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything."Tony Campolo on Joseph Stalin
"I propose that the government should get out of the business of marrying people and, instead, only give legal status to civil unions."
"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."
"Sadly, we do a much better job of making people feel guilty than we do of delivering them from the guilt we create. We need to confess this and change our ways."
"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."
"While a case can be made for intelligent design, I can't figure out why some Christians are so thrilled about that possibility. First of all, it doesn't prove there's a God. If anything, intelligent design lends support to some form of pantheism that defines God as immanent within nature."