Here are some of the week’s most notable quotes culled from news reports from across Texas, and beyond.
Texas Freedom Network President Kathy Miller, on David Barton. His most recent book is being pulled from shelves for historical and other deficiencies by its publisher.
It’s clear that even the evangelical community is starting to see David Barton for what he is — a propagandist who distorts history for political and ideological purposes.
State Board of Education member Thomas Ratliff on his working relationship with fellow board member and far-right conservative David Bradley.
What relationship? I don’t know how it can get a whole lot worse. We don’t have much to salvage there.
State Sen. Dan Patrick, R-Houston, on his intent to push a school voucher scheme in the next legislative session.
To me, school choice is the photo ID bill of this session. Our base has wanted us to pass photo voter ID for years, and we did it. They’ve been wanting us to pass school choice for years. This is the year to do it, in my view. That issue will do more to impact the future of Texas and the quality of education than anything else we could do.
Cordie Samford, one of more than 150 people who gathered at the Sikh Center of San Antonio to pray for the victims of the shooting at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin.
It breaks my heart to think someone could have done this. Above all, it’s love. You love your neighbor. You don’t hate.
John Fea, chairman of the history department at evangelical Messiah College, saying that David Barton peddles a distorted history that appeals to conservative believers.
David Barton is offering an alternative vision of American history which places God, the providence of God, Christianity, at the center.