The Week in Quotes (Oct. 14 – 20)

by TFN

Here are some of the week’s most notable quotes.

TFN President Kathy Miller on the canceling of state health funding for the Heidi Group, an anti-abortion group that failed to use more than $1.1 million of taxpayer money to provide health services to women.

“It’s about damn time. The evidence has been out there from the start of this fiasco for everyone who isn’t willfully blind. We hope this signals that the state is serious about working with qualified providers and will start basing decisions about women’s health on evidence instead of anti-abortion politics. But either way, this is a victory for common sense and the women of Texas.”

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Religious-right activist Gordon Klingenschmitt on a recent episode of his “Pray In Jesus Name” program, saying that all of the senators who voted against the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court did so because they are possessed by demons.

“So, because of their own demons, the Democrats looked into his eyes, they saw the spirit of God and they called it a devil. They did the same thing to Jesus – the pharisees looked at Jesus and they called him a devil and it proves that the gift of discerning the spirits is not available to demonized people themselves; it’s only available to, in this case, Republican senators who are filled with the spirit of God.”

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State Rep. Pat Fallon, R-Prosper, in a speech before the Wichita County Republican Women on Monday. Fallon said a Democratic representative from El Paso, Mary Gonzalez, is pansexual.

“You can’t be gay anymore. It’s like the whole alphabet soup now – lesbian, transgender, bisexual, questioning. There’s something called pansexual. I don’t even know what that is. Suffice to say, secure your cookware.”

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Far-right televangelist Pat Robertson joining a Republican smear campaign against an American journalist who was allegedly killed and dismembered by Saudi Arabian operatives.

“For those who are screaming blood for the Saudis – look, these people are key allies. We’ve got an arms deal that everybody wanted a piece of. It’ll be a lot of jobs, a lot of money come to our coffers. It’s not something you want to blow up willy-nilly.”

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