Here are some of the week’s most notable quotes culled from news reports from across Texas, and beyond.
Pastor Joe Champion of Celebration Church in Georgetown, welcoming New York Jets backup quarterback Tim Tebow for Easter Sunday services on the 110-acre campus of the Texas megachurch north of Austin.
In Christianity, it’s the Pope and Tebow right now. We didn’t have enough room to handle the Pope.
Alice Lance, a resident of Glen Rose, Texas.
Most everyone in Glen Rose (Texas) that I know believes man and dinosaurs coexisted. The only conflict we have is when people move from metropolitan areas and have different value systems. I think some don’t have a strong [religious] belief system, and they’re more likely to go with science than faith.
Alex Castellanos, a Republican strategist, warning Mitt Romney’s campaign team to ignore religious-right leaders’ advice.
The worst thing Mitt could do now is turn inward and worry about consolidating evangelicals and the party. He needs to be a general, face forward toward the enemy and lead the troops into battle against the president of European-style government, Barack Obama. That will get the army marching in step.
Richard Land of the Southern Baptist Convention, on losing Rick Santorum as the preferred candidate of evangelicals and shifting support to likely Republican nominee Mitt Romney.
The Republican bench is stronger than the first string.
Chuck Smith of gay-rights group Equality Texas, on a new anti-bullying law that takes effect next school year. The law is receiving renewed attention following the suicide of a bullied teen in a Corpus Christi school district.
It just provides an additional option. If it’s in the best interests of the children for safety reasons for them to be separated, it gives them the option of having the victim not be the only child who might be moved.