Here are some of the week’s most notable quotes culled from news reports from across Texas, and beyond.
Bill Nye, also known as “The Science Guy,” in a video critical of evolution deniers.
I say to the grownups, if you want to deny evolution and live in your world, that’s completely inconsistent with the world we observe, that’s fine. But don’t make your kids do it. Because we need them. We need scientifically literate voters and taxpayers for the future. We need engineers that can build stuff and solve problems.
Republican Michael Williams, who Gov. Rick Perry appointed as Texas education commissioner, according to a 1998 news release from the Heartland Institute. A renewed push for taxpayer-funded private school vouchers is expected in the next legislative session.
The opponents of school choice have been more interested in protecting the bureaucratic status quo of failing public schools than helping as many children as possible receive a quality education.
The Faith and Freedom Coalition’s Ralph Reed, at a rally of faith-based voters in Tampa, Fla., site of the Republican National Convention.
Unlike the other side, we haven’t gathered in this city to elect a messiah. We already have a messiah.
Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, during his speech at the Republican National Convention Wednesday.
Of the four people on the two tickets, the only self-professed evangelical is Barack Obama. And he supports changing the definition of marriage, believes that human life is disposable and expendable at any time in the womb — even beyond the womb — and he tells people of faith that they must bow their knees to the god of government and violate their faith and conscience in order to comply with what he calls health care.
Christian Coalition founder and current head of the Faith and Freedom Coalition Ralph Reed.
Ha ha ha ha ha ha! The thing that people don’t understand is evangelicals don’t vote for people because they share their theology, they vote for people who share their values and policy positions.