Here are some of the week’s most notable quotes culled from news reports from across Texas, and beyond.
Satirist Stephen Colbert, quoted in an article on Gov. Rick Perry and God.
If this is going to be a Christian nation that doesn’t help the poor, either we’ve got to pretend that Jesus was just as selfish as we are, or we’ve got to acknowledge that He commanded us to love the poor and serve the needy without condition and then admit that we just don’t want to do it.
Bryan Fischer of the American Family Association, on pushing for the dismissal of openly gay Richard Grenell from the Mitt Romney presidential campaign.
We got Romney’s attention with Richard Grenell. We spooked him. Scared him straight.
A group of 12 Texas lawmakers, in a letter opposing a proposed marker on the Texas Capitol campus recognizing the Confederacy.
Confederate apologists have spent almost 150 years trying to change the Civil War into something that it was not. Here’s what it was: an insurrection against the United States government with the main goal of maintaining the institution of African slavery.
President Barack Obama.
At a certain point, I’ve just concluded that for me personally it is important for me to go ahead and affirm that I think same-sex couples should be able to get married.
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, who is against marriage equality, but says same-sex couples should be allowed to adopt children.
I happen to believe that the best setting for raising a child is where this is the opportunity to a mom and a dad to be in the home. I know there are many circumstances where that is not possible, through death or divorce. I also know many gay couples are able to adopt children. That’s fine.