Here are some of the week’s most notable quotes culled from news reports from across Texas, and beyond.
Dr. Ben Carson’s explanation for why he thinks the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) is worse than the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
Because 9/11 is an isolated incident.
Matthew Hagee, the son of San Antonio megachurch Pastor John Hagee, explaining the planet is not experiencing climate change, but rather the second coming of Jesus Christ.
So we have a decision to make: do we believe what an environmentalist group says and choose to live in a world where we’re attempting to make everything as clean in the air as possible, or do we believe what the Bible says, that these things were going to happen and that rather than try to clean up all of the air and solve all of the problems of the world by eliminating factories, we should start to tell people about Jesus Christ who is to return?
The American Family Association’s advice to anyone who receives mail with the Harvey Milk stamp.
1. Refuse to accept the Harvey Milk stamp if offered by your local post office. Instead, ask for a stamp of the United States flag.
2. Refuse to accept mail at your home or business if it is postmarked with the Harvey Milk stamp. Simply write ‘Return to Sender” on the envelope and tell your postman you won’t accept it.
Annie’s List board chair Amber Anderson Mostyn on the tragic passing of executive director Grace Garcia. Garcia was a former board member for the Texas Freedom Network.
It is with a tremendous sense of loss that we announce the passing of Annie’s List executive director and leader Grace Garcia, who lost her life in a car accident Monday afternoon. Grace Garcia was the passionate, tough, visionary leader we needed at Annie’s List. The best possible tribute to her life is to continue the work Grace started on behalf of Annie’s List and women across Texas.
Marjorie Holsten, arguing that sex education courses were a plot to increase the number of Democratic voters by destroying marriages.
And so if you have somebody who can’t bond, they’re not going to have a stable marriage. When you have unstable, broken households, how do they vote? Democrat. So this has a very evil underlying intent.
Family Research Council President Tony Perkins, warning members against supporting ENDA, which would, according to Perkins, render the First Amendment “dead to you.”
They’re pushing ENDA again – the Employment Non-Discrimination Act – which would strip Americans of their religious liberties. No longer will an employer be able to make employment decisions based on what qualities or characteristics are most relevant to a particular job. [...] This is the most perverse distortion of the Constitution of the United States imaginable. And is more likely to impact you personally than ever before. Because ENDA is the federal government forcing a pro-homosexual point of view upon the entire (supposedly ‘free’) marketplace.
Don Huffines, the likely next state senator from Dist. 16, on gays in the boy scouts.
They can’t be trusted not to open the door for more infiltration from the gay agenda. Eventually we’ll have gay scouts and gay scoutmasters and gay troops. They’ll keep coming until their mission is fulfilled.
Keller Independent School District trustee Jo Lynn Haussmann, in a Facebook outburst that could get her ousted from office.
SOUTH LAKE – Do you realize because SO FEW voters took the time and responsibility to VOTE in the municipal elections – YOU NOW HAVE A ‘MUSLIM’ on the City Council!!! What A SHAME!!!!!
An excerpt from the Texas Republican Party’s first draft of the 2014 party platform. The platform goes on to support ‘reparative therapy to patients who are seeking escape from the homosexual lifestyle.’
Homosexuality must not be presented as an acceptable alternative lifestyle, in public policy, nor should family be redefined to include homosexual couples. We believe there should be no granting of special legal entitlements or creation of special status for homosexual behavior, regardless of state of origin.
Nancy Northup, president and CEO of the Center for Reproductive Rights, on a federal appeals court ruling that reversed a trial court decision on Arizona’s rules limiting medication abortions.
This court did what other courts need to do. It looked past the pretext that these are health and safety rules that protect women to the reality they do the opposite by making medication abortions less safe and effective and harder to obtain.