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This Week in Celebrity Spirituality

"I believe in karma. When someone does something wrong, you don’t have to get them back. When someone does something wrong, you don’t have to get them back. Everything right will return the favor for you." – Terrence Howard, discussing … Read More

By / April 26, 2009

"I believe in karma. When someone does something wrong, you don’t have to get them back. When someone does something wrong, you don’t have to get them back. Everything right will return the favor for you." – Terrence Howard, discussing how he was fired from Iron Man 2 and replaced with Don Cheadle, in Parade

"I remember him as a dark-haired, very sweet Jewish boy." – Harvey Fierstein, recalling his first meeting with fashion photographer Steven Meisel, in Vogue

"God wants us to love everybody." – Jennifer Hudson, discussing her Christian faith and her gay fans, in Time Out Chicago

"Let me be clear: neither I nor Angels & Demons are anti-Catholic. And let me be a little controversial: I believe Catholics, including most in the hierarchy of the Church, will enjoy the movie for what it is: an exciting mystery, set in the awe-inspiring beauty of Rome. After all, in Angels & Demons, Professor Robert Langdon teams up with the Catholic Church to thwart a vicious attack against the Vatican. What, exactly, is anti-Catholic about that?" – Ron Howard, about his soon-to-be-released Da Vinci Code prequel, on The Huffington Post

"I took a girl to see The Jazz Singer with Neil Diamond. That wasn’t a good date movie: ‘Orthodox Jew wants to be a singer’, you know? I didn’t get lucky that night." – Ben Stiller, in The Daily Mail

"Of all the Christian festivals, it is the Easter parade that demands the most faith — pushing you past reverence for creation, through bewilderment at the idea of a virgin birth, and into the far-fetched and far-reaching idea that death is not the end. The cross as crossroads. Whatever your religious or nonreligious views, the chance to begin again is a compelling idea." – Bono, in a guest op-ed in The New York Times

"I was born in a Christian family. And then my mom and dad got divorced and she married an Israeli. He was Orthodox when he was in Israel. He came over here and really reformed a lot. He wanted to have a family and treated me like his son. Everything after that was being raised in a Jewish household. Doing Shabbat dinner, celebrating the holidays and all that." – Jordan Farmar, L.A. Laker and the NBA’s only Jew, in the Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles

"Jesus loves you AND your partner and wants you to know how much He cares.. everyone deserves to be happy. I am a Christian and I love you – gay or not – BECAUSE you are no different than anyone else! We are all God’s children." – Miley Cyrus, weighing in on the gay marriage debate, on Twitter (via Us Weekly)

"God says in the Bible that we should love our neighbor and He created us all as equals. I know in my heart that gays and lesbians should have the same government rights that Spencer and I will when we get married. So, yes, this blonde Christian believes in gay marriage." – The Hills "star" Heidi Montag, on the same topic, also on Twitter (via Us Weekly)