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Tony Campolo Quotes & Quotations
Name:
Tony Campolo
Type:
Clergy
Nationality:
American
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    I contend that Bush would be a lot more moderate if there weren't some fundamentalists breathing down his neck every time he wants to establish the state of Israel, every time he wants to do justice for the Palestinian people. Tony_CampoloTony Campolo
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    I contend that it's impossible to read the Sermon on the Mount and not come out against capital punishment. Tony_CampoloTony Campolo
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    I contend the state ought to do its thing and provide legal rights for all couples who want to be joined together for life. The church should bless unions that it sees fit to bless, and they should be called marriages. Tony_CampoloTony Campolo
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    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. Tony_CampoloTony Campolo
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    I teach at Eastern University, which is highly committed to doing work among the poor and the oppressed peoples of the world. We have a special commitment to the city. Tony_CampoloTony Campolo
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    I think it goes back to the fact that the evangelical community often does not have a biblical vision of God. Tony_CampoloTony Campolo
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    I think the real place where most evangelicals have trouble with the Democratic Party is on the issue of abortion. Tony_CampoloTony Campolo
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    I think the time has come for the United States to do even-handed justice. Tony_CampoloTony Campolo
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    I think there are other issues that the Democrats could use to rally evangelicals. There are a lot of us, for instance, who believe that the Bible calls us to be environmentally responsible. Tony_CampoloTony Campolo
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    If America is too arrogant, too prideful to repent, it's not the kind of country that God wants it to be. Tony_CampoloTony Campolo
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    In short, I'm not sure that the abortion problem can be solved by legislation. I think it can only be solved through moral persuasion. Tony_CampoloTony Campolo
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    Of the 22 industrialized nations of the world, we're dead last in per capita giving to poor people. Tony_CampoloTony Campolo
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    Prior to ROE V. WADE, abortions were common even though they were illegal. I don't think making them illegal again is going to solve the problem. Tony_CampoloTony Campolo
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    So after the Lewinsky scandal, everything changed, and we moved from using the Bible to address the moral issues of our time, which were social, to moral issues of our time that were very personal. I have continued that relationship up until the present. Tony_CampoloTony Campolo
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    So I really would like to see both parties respond to the poor with greater commitment. But I've got to tell you, the Democrats, I feel, are doing a better job in that respect than Republicans are. Tony_CampoloTony Campolo
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    That's what they do in Europe. You go down to the city hall and you become legally connected. You have a civil union there. Then, if you're religious, you go down to the church, and the church blesses the union. That gets the problem solved. Tony_CampoloTony Campolo
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    The real problem that I think those of us who are evangelicals and Democrats have to face up to is that the political right controls the religious media. Tony_CampoloTony Campolo
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    The two hot issues are the gay issue and the abortion issue. These are the two defining issues in the evangelical community these days. I'm sure that these hot buttons will be pushed, time and time again. Tony_CampoloTony Campolo
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    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. Tony_CampoloTony Campolo
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    We all want to buy sneakers at bargain prices at WalMart. Children have to be exploited in factories in Thailand to produce them. If we want to stop that over in Thailand, we've got to be able to pay a price here in the United States. Tony_CampoloTony Campolo
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    When leading evangelicals say terrible things about Islam, evil things about Islam, terrible things about Muhammad, they ought to be ashamed of themselves. Tony_Campolo/21.php">Tony Campolo
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    When you listen to Christian radio stations - and there are thousands of them now in the United States - and when you listen to Christian television networks - and there are thousands of Christian television shows across the country - they are all politically right. Tony_Campolo/22.php">Tony Campolo
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    When you talk about evangelicals, don't forget that a significant proportion of the evangelical community is African American. And most African Americans - well over 90 percent, thoroughly evangelical, thoroughly biblical - will probably vote Democratic. Tony_Campolo/23.php">Tony Campolo
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    When you were born, you cried and everybody else was happy. The only question that matters is this - when you die, will YOU be happy when everybody else is crying? Tony_Campolo/24.php">Tony Campolo