Here are some of the week’s most notable quotes culled from news reports from across Texas, and beyond.
The American Family Association’s Bryan Fischer, asserting that the First Amendment does not apply to Mormons.
My argument all along has been that the purpose of the First Amendment is to protect the free exercise of the Christian religion.
TFN founder and current Planned Parenthood Federation of America President Cecile Richards, in response to former Texas State Board of Education chairman Don McLeroy’s question of when life begins.
It begins at 30.
Religious-right activist David Lane, in an interview with the Texas Independent.
I don’t like to talk to media. They don’t do anything. They are meaningless.
Family Research Council President Tony Perkins, arguing against the notion that appealing to social conservatives makes a candidate less viable in a presidential general election.
Compromise is the companion of losers.
Josh Rosenau, programs and policy director of The National Center for Science Education, using the Texas State Board of Education as an example of how creationists have tried to use “workarounds” in their efforts to have creationism taught in public schools.
There was a line that said that students should learn the strengths and weaknesses of scientific models. When it came time for textbook adoption in 2003, the only theory they wanted to talk about having strengths and weaknesses was evolution.