The Week in Quotes (Aug. 24 – 30)

Here are some of the week’s most notable quotes culled from news reports from across Texas, and beyond.

Federal appeals court Judge Richard Posner, balking when Wisconsin Assistant Attorney General Timothy Samuelson repeatedly pointed to “tradition” as the underlying justification for barring gay marriage.

It was tradition to not allow blacks and whites to marry — a tradition that got swept away.

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Republican National Committee member Tamara Scott voicing her concerns about child migrants from Central America on her weekly radio show.

When we see these kids, you and I think young kids, we think maybe 12-year-olds, maybe middle-schoolers, But we know back in our revolution, we had 12-year-olds fighting in our revolution. And for many of these kids, depending on where they’re coming from, they could be coming from other countries and be highly trained as warriors who will meet up with their group here and actually rise up against us as Americans.

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Houston-area Pastor Phillip Missick, who is leading a petition to have certain books removed from the shelves of the teen section at a public library.

There are 75 books, according to the library, that deal with the occult in the teen section. On the top shelf, there is a demonic stuffed doll and a witch’s hat.

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David Barton, claiming President Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry because they support abortion rights and marriage equality.

I don’t know why that Louie [Gohmert] would think that John Kerry has any moral equivalency given the position that John Kerry holds on marriage, on homosexuality, on abortion, on religious conscience, on religious expressions. I mean, since he opposes everything that’s traditionally moral, why would there be a question of whether he’s moral” when it comes to terrorism?

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Bill Nye the Science Guy.

Even if I am going to hell, that still doesn’t mean the Earth is 6,000 years old. The facts just don’t reconcile.

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Actor Kirk Cameron, now starring in a film about the so-called “War on Christmas.”

It’s obvious that there is a deliberate attempt to snuff out the holy root that has produced all this wonderful Christmas-time fruit. I think it’s about time someone spoke out and made a movie about this.

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Leander school district assistant superintendent, Ellen Skoviera, noting a quintupling of students in 20 years alongside a $1.7 billion debt. Many other school districts face the same growth and funding issues.

We’re growing by 1,000 to 1,200 children every year, which, if you think about it, is pretty much a middle school every year, or an elementary school and a half, or half a high school.

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2 thoughts on “The Week in Quotes (Aug. 24 – 30)

  1. “There are 75 books, according to the library, that deal with the occult in the teen section. On the top shelf, there is a demonic stuffed doll and a witch’s hat.”

    So, I gather that the Christian fundamentalist and conservative evangelical message is so weak that it cannot compete with…wait for it…Harry Potter and a series of weird teen vampire novels? It must be hard to sell a religious tradition that is that weak and powerless. When you have to go out and ban library books, then that is really scraping the bottom of the despondency barrel.

    1. I’d be inclined to answer: Dear pastor Miss Sick, you must be in error. There are no Bibles in the teen section (anymore). We ran all books through the child protection software and the Good Book got alarming level warnings for prawnography*, occultism (including necromancy), inappropriate words (swearing), non-educational violence and other general immorality. We therefore had to move all copies to the restricted adult section. The doll in question was left by your esteemed colleague Mr.M.Hopkins who held a voluntary workshop on witch-finding last month on the premises. If you could contact him for us, we would be very obliged (but please don’t mention the fire service. The insurance was very understanding for a change and will not try to send him the bill).
      Up Yours in HIm
      Lucy Fer, acting librarian (only until we get the bananas funded again, so our old head librarian can end his leave)

      *prawn being an abomination unto the Lord as we both know

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