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.
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.
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.
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.