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Rachael Denhollander (Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images for Glamour)

‘Pastors and leaders, this is not nearly as hard as so many are making it.’

Rachael Denhollander applauding the swift response from Albert Mohler, president of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, after someone brought an allegation of sexual misconduct against an SBTS professor.


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Hillary Clinton (Brian Ach/Getty Images for TIME)

‘I, as I say, never, never, never say never.’

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on a potential 2020 run for president.





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Lindsey Graham (Pablo Martinez Monsivais/ AP)

‘Well, do you want me to go get the Kurds to make one about what you’ve done?’

U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan after the Turkish leader showed an anti-Kurd propaganda film to five U.S. senators in the Oval Office. The film portrayed Kurds as terrorists.



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Xi Jinping (Lintao Zhang/Getty Images)

‘Giving General Secretary Xi the unearned title of “President” lends a veneer of democratic legitimacy to the CCP and Xi’s authoritarian rule.’

The U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission in its annual report. The commission said the U.S. government and the media should call Xi Jinping “secretary general,” his official Chinese Communist Party title.


‘It’s called Darwinism.’

An anonymous sign, reportedly planted next to a flyer posted near a Toledo, Ohio, mall. KC Ahlers had posted the flyer seeking to raise money for the treatment of his baby son, who suffers from a rare medical condition. The sign read: “Stop asking for money. Let the baby die. It’s called Darwinism. Happy Holidays.”


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  • James T Davis
    Posted: Thu, 01/23/2020 03:05 am

    Ms. Denhollander's comment reflects the callousness of our time. For her to say handling allegations of sexual misconduct (in church or business; I have done both) is "not hard" is a shock. It is among the most difficult things I have ever had to do in all my life. Am I making it out to be hard, as she suggests? Perhaps, but church discipline is normally a group decision, and consensus is nearly impossible to achieve. That is one of the many things that make it hard. I have never seen any of these cases to be "not hard" and her comment does not make it any easier.