Here are some of the week’s most notable quotes culled from news reports from across Texas, and beyond.
Richard Land, president of the conservative Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, on a slew of previously apolitical pastors who are increasingly heeding a call to speak out on politics.
This is the congregational version of the ‘tea party.’ Pastors who in the past would dodge my calls are calling me saying, ‘How can we be involved?’
Florida evangelical leader John Stemberger, on why he’s throwing his support behind Gov. Rick Perry instead of Gov. Mitt Romney.
The issue [is] not that he is a Mormon. The issue is that he wasn’t Mormon enough.
New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman, on recent attacks on climate science by Republican presidential candidates Gov. Rick Perry and U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann.
Thanks Mr. Perry and Mrs. Bachmann, but we really are all stocked up on crazy right now.
Gov. Rick Perry, criticizing U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann for making a claim about the HPV vaccine that is not backed by science.
I think that was a statement that had no truth in it, no basis in fact.
Susan Tortolero, the director of the University of Texas’ Prevention Research Center in Houston, on school districts that are moving toward “abstinence-plus” sex education.
We’re getting calls from all over the state. It’s like we’re beyond this argument of abstinence, abstinence plus. Districts want something that works.