Here are some of the week’s most notable quotes culled from news reports from across Texas, and beyond.
Bryan Fischer of the American Family Association.
Because after all, Obamacare is all about improving the health of the American people. We know that going to church is good for you, it’s good for your health. So we are going to mandate that you go to church for your own health and we are going to tax the atheists who don’t go to church.
Forbes contributing writer John T. Harvey, on the Texas Republican Party’s recently adopted platform.
This is not to say that there are not portions of the Texas Republican Party Platform that are perfectly reasonable. There are. But, by and large, it reads as if it were written in another age and in ignorance of the social, economic, and scientific evidence of the past half century.
CNN anchor Anderson Cooper, announcing that he is gay.
In my opinion, the ability to love another person is one of God’s greatest gifts, and I thank God every day for enabling me to give and share love with the people in my life.
House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, R-Wis., arguing against the Affordable Care Act.
We disagree with the notion that our rights come from government, that the government can now grant us and define our rights. Those are ours, they come from nature and God, according to the Declaration of Independence a huge difference in philosophy.