Here are some of the week’s most notable quotes culled from news reports from across Texas, and beyond.
State Rep. Senfronia Thompson, D-Houston, during a debate in the Texas House regarding legislation to ban gender and sexuality centers from college campuses.
Some of you are going to go away feeling good because you had another group that you could use as a scapegoat. But let me tell you something, you are violating the first amendment rights of these people.
An unnamed “ally” of Margaret Thatcher, the former British prime minister, on Palin’s desire to meet Thatcher during a stop in London.
Lady Thatcher will not be seeing Sarah Palin. That would be belittling for Margaret. Sarah Palin is nuts.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry, in a letter announcing a prayer rally at Houston’s Reliant Stadium in early August.
Right now, America is in crisis: we have been besieged by financial debt, terrorism, and a multitude of natural disasters. As a nation, we must come together and call upon Jesus to guide us through unprecedented struggles, and thank Him for the blessings of freedom we so richly enjoy.
Geralyn Lasher, communications director for Michigan Govenor Rick Snyder, on why her boss will not be attending his fellow Republican Gov. Rick Perry’s call to prayer.
Just because the budget is done doesn’t mean the economic development work is done.
Tim Wildmon, president of the American Family Association, defending his group and its sponsorship of “The Response,” a Christian prayer event hosted by Texas Gov. Rick Perry in Houston this summer.
It’s not just Jews or Muslims. It’s anybody that rejects the free gift of salvation through Christ. The Bible teaches there’s heaven and hell. Those who believe go to heaven. Those who don’t go to hell.
C. Welton Gaddy, a Baptist minister and president of the Washington, D.C.-based Interfaith Alliance, criticizing Gov. Rick Perry for using “The Response,” a Christian prayer event, to boost a possible presidential bid.
I think the people of Texas elected him to be the governor of the state, not the pastor of the state.
David Barton, the religious right’s favorite fake historian, on the Founding Fathers and their opinions on teaching evolution and creationism/intelligent design.
As far as the Founding Fathers were concerned, they’d already had the entire debate over creation and evolution, and you get Thomas Paine, who is the least religious Founding Father, saying you’ve got to teach Creation science in the classroom. Scientific method demands that!
Andrea Ouimette, on the prospect of a woman — Rep. Michele Bachmann or former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin — becoming president.
Who runs the households of America? Women do. Why not the country?