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“If we had a power failure that shut off all the gas pumps for a month, the Amish would probably survive just fine. It isn’t a matter of training them for that eventuality, it’s that’s the way they live,” Eugene Spafford, a computer-science professor.

“The joke among my friends is that you can be gay …  just so long as you don’t act gay, or say gay things, or do anything to show you’re gay,” Dan Heiland, a bisexual student at a Christian college.

“‘Well I was spanked, and look at me.’ And I want to say, ‘Yeah, look at you,’” Robert Block, a pediatrician who opposes spanking, on what parents often tell him.

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