The Week in Quotes (July 29 – Aug. 4)

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

Rep. Mike Kelly, R-Pennsylvania, likening the implementation of a new mandate that insurers offer coverage for contraceptive services to Pearl Harbor and the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

I know in your mind you can think of times when America was attacked. One is December 7th, that’s Pearl Harbor day. The other is September 11th, and that’s the day of the terrorist attack. I want you to remember August the 1st, 2012, the attack on our religious freedom. That is a day that will live in infamy, along with those other dates.

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Richard Land, president of the Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, during Glenn Beck’s three-day Restoring Love event in Arlington.

This is the most important election since 1860. The future of American depends on what God’s people do. If America dies, it will be from self-inflicted wounds.

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Harriet Bernstein, a retired schoolteacher and longtime resident of Ocean Grove, New Jersey, on the continuing debate between the community’s Christian leadership and its expanding gay population.

What’s going on here is like a microcosm for the rest of the country.

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Richard Land of the Southern Baptist Convention, describing his plans after retirement. Land announced Tuesday that he will step down as president of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission in October 2013.

I believe the ‘culture war’ is a titanic struggle for our nation’s soul and as a minister of Christ’s Gospel, I have no right to retire from that struggle.

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4 Comments

  1. Charles
    Posted August 8, 2012 at 7:56 pm | Permalink

    What? Is TFN on vacation or something? No one is posting anything here. That’s okay. I am on vacation too.

    In fact, I was doing some stuff in the lobby of my hotel when this bedraggled looking guy came in to register. The split second I saw him, a light came on in my head:

    “Casey Luskin checks in at his hotel at the end of a tough day on the road.”

    It was so funny—you know—like that there institute there—you know—the one out in Seattle—that “find it” place.

    That was my Judd Hirsch in “Independence Day” impersonation.

  2. Breckenridge
    Posted August 8, 2012 at 1:48 pm | Permalink

    Mike Lofgren, a republican who spent 16 years on the Hill, has quit drinking the kool-aid and has written a book about the destruction of the GOP by the religious right. He’s also come up with his own dictionary of republican definitions. For example:

    Darwin’s theory of evolution: an evil doctrine that denies the teachings of the Bible. Social Darwinism, on the other hand, is what made America great and is perfectly consistent with the Sermon on the Mount.

    More is here http://truth-out.org/opinion/item/10739-mike-lofgren-a-devils-dictionary

  3. Alvy King
    Posted August 6, 2012 at 4:53 am | Permalink

    As Christianity has become more and more vicious, I have re-discovered Deism.”Revealed” religion has become again, as it has so often in the past, intolerant and irrational. Such religion breeds ignorance and arrogance so destructive of understanding and human progress. If you agree, take a look at Deism.

  4. Charles
    Posted August 5, 2012 at 5:36 pm | Permalink

    I believe we are in a great struggle to ensure that America is not take over by fascist morons with an inerrant Bible and all the nonense that goes with it. Jesus “YES.” Richard Land = NO.

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