Here are some of the week’s most notable quotes culled from news reports from across Texas, and beyond.
President Obama, poking fun at right-wing conspiracy theories in his speech at this year’s annual White House Correspondents’ Association dinner.
I’m not the strapping young Muslim Socialist that I used to be.
Jason Collins, the 12-year NBA veteran who just became the first openly gay athlete from a major team sport, who is now one of the most important figures in sports.
I’m a 34-year-old NBA center. I’m black. And I’m gay.
Fort Worth Councilman Joel Burns, on Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott’s opinion that local governments in Texas can’t offer medical benefits to same-sex partners of employees.
However, I am not surprised that once again he is more interested in dividing Texans for political gain than bringing them together to make Texas stronger and more prosperous. He continues to pursue faulty legal strategies and disrespect local control and the expense of taxpayers. Here in Fort Worth, we value every citizen which makes every family stronger.
ESPN reporter Chris Broussard’s dismissive take on homosexuality.
Personally, I don’t believe that you can live an openly homosexual lifestyle or an openly premarital sex between heterosexuals, if you’re openly living that type of lifestyle, then the Bible says you know them by their fruits, it says that’s a sin. If you’re openly living in unrepentant sin, whatever it may be, not just homosexuality, adultery, fornication, premarital sex between heterosexuals, whatever it may be, I believe that’s walking in open rebellion to God and to Jesus Christ. I would not characterize that person as a Christian because I do not think the Bible would characterize them as a Christian.
Texas state Rep. Jodie Laubenberg, R-Parker, on the lack of movement of “pro-life” bills this legislative session. She hopes her bill to ban abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy will get a House vote next week.
Last session was the life session. This session is the gun session.