The Week in Quotes (Dec. 11 – 17)

Here are some of the week’s most notable quotes culled from news reports from across Texas, and beyond.

Rev. Larry Bethune, senior pastor of University Baptist Church in Austin and a TFN board member, on the approval of a specialty Texas vehicle license plate which says “One State Under God” and shows three crosses.

It is a way in which a particular religious faith is being favored, and even though it is my own, I understand that when one religion is favored by the state, it weakens the religious liberty of all of us.

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Stephen Farnsworth, an associate professor of communications at George Mason University, on the numerous parodies spawned by a controversial Rick Perry presidential campaign ad.

The worst thing to be in American politics is a joke.

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Remarks by Craig Bergman that prompted his resignation as Iowa political director for Newt Gingrich’s presidential campaign.

A lot of the evangelicals believe God would give us four more years of Obama just for the opportunity to expose the cult of Mormon … There’s a thousand pastors ready to do that.

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Texas Tribune CEO and editor-in-chief Evan Smith, on what Gov. Rick Perry’s presidential bid could mean for Texans.

In the end, if Perry is done in, it will be by his Perryness, not his Texanness—by his flaws, not ours. And yet the offending matter will stick to our boots. In some ways it already has.

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Texas Gov. Rick Perry, proclaiming his presidential campaign is due for a comeback by comparing himself to NFL quarterback Tim Tebow of the Denver Broncos.

Let me tell you — I hope I am the Tim Tebow of the Iowa caucuses.

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2 Comments

  1. JamesBreck
    Posted December 18, 2011 at 12:19 pm | Permalink

    David Barton is mention in a well written article about the founding fathers and faith in the latest edition of “The Economist.” Apparently Barton claims our founders rejected Darwinism and broke away from Britian in order to abolish slavery. ROFLMAO!!! The new Texas school curriculum also received a mention, albeit not a positive one.

    The article is here:

    http://www.economist.com/node/21541718

  2. GARY K
    Posted December 18, 2011 at 11:11 am | Permalink

    It’s sad we live in a state that has become so politically and spiritually polarized. Perhaps if I order the proposed new Calvary plates for my Suburban and also display the bumper sticker that reads “God is NOT a Republican”, one will supersede the other. without fear of reprisal from both law enforcement officials and Bubba Redneck, JR. Either way, as a Christian the religious right offends my Judeo/Christian teachings to the point that the quote, “Jesus, Save Me from Your Followers.” sadly makes too much sense.

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