Here are some of the week’s most notable quotes culled from news reports from across Texas, and beyond.
Jerry Newcombe of the group Truth In Action, on the mass shooting at a Colorado movie theater.
I can’t help but feel that to some extent, we’re reaping what we’ve been sowing as a society. We said to God, “Get out of the public arena.” Lawsuit after lawsuit, often by misguided “civil libertarians,” have chased away any fear of God in the land — at least in the hearts of millions.
New York Times columnist Frank Bruni, on Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minnesota.
Bachmann’s concept of Christian love brims with hate, and she has a deep satchel of stones to throw. From what kind of messiah did she learn that?
Texas Congressman Louie Gohmert, lashing out at Sen. John McCain for criticizing him and his fellow conservative members for suggesting that a senior aide to Secretary of State Clinton is affiliated with the Muslim Brotherhood.
And I wish some of these numb nuts would go out and read the letter before they make these horrible allegations about the horrible accusations we’re making.
Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino, vowing to block Chick-fil-A from opening a restaurant just steps from the Freedom Trail after the family-owned firm’s president suggested gay marriage is “inviting God’s judgment on our nation.”
That’s the Freedom Trail. That’s where it all started right here. And we’re not going to have a company, Chick-fil-A or whatever the hell the name is, on our Freedom Trail.
Mayor Menino, backing away from a threat to actively block the fast-food chain from setting up shop in the city.
Some people might not like these positions, but as mayor of the city of Boston, you can’t run and hide, and I’ll always protect people’s rights. I’m right out front there and if people don’t like it, I feel sorry for them. But I’m the mayor of Boston and I get elected to make my opinions known.
Washington, D.C.’s Calvary Baptist Church, in a letter explaining why it voted to disassociate from the Southern Baptist Convention.
We believe the Southern Baptist Convention has departed from the historic principles of separation of church and state and autonomy of the local church to such a degree that seriously calls into question our continued affiliation with the convention.