Here are some of the week’s most notable quotes culled from news reports from across Texas, and beyond.
Texas State Rep. Steve Toth, R-The Woodlands.
Obama is taking the US to war with Syria and Russia so he can support his friends from Al-Qaeda in Syria.
— State Rep Steve Toth (@Toth_4_Texas) August 29, 2013
Texas State Board of Education vice chair Thomas Ratliff, R-Mount Pleasant, during the CSCOPE debate with state Sen. Dan Patrick, R-Houston.
What this has become is a tug-of-war between two guys who want to be lieutenant governor, and they are using public schools as the rope. And I’m tired of them being the rope.
Attorney General Greg Abbott on the proposed San Antonio nondiscrimination ordinance, arguing against a religious test while intending to impose his own religious beliefs about marriage.
The proposed ordinance runs contrary to the Texas Constitution, which prohibits religious tests, and also defines marriage as the union of one man and one woman. This ordinance is also contrary to the clearly expressed will of the Texas Legislature.
Televangelist Pat Robertson, suggesting that individuals with AIDS in cities like San Francisco purposefully infect others by cutting them with special rings.
You know what they do in San Francisco, some in the gay community there they want to get people so if they got the stuff they’ll have a ring, you shake hands, and the ring’s got a little thing where you cut your finger. Really. It’s that kind of vicious stuff, which would be the equivalent of murder.
President Obama, in remarks delivered Wednesday during the commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington.
The arc of the moral universe may bend toward justice but it does not bend on its own. To secure the gains this country has made requires constant vigilance, not complacency.
State Sen. Dan Patrick, R-Houston, who is running for lieutenant governor, on a proposed San Antonio ordinance that would add protections for sexual orientation and gender identity to the city’s nondiscrimination code.
The proposed San Antonio ordinance runs counter to the Holy Bible and the United States Constitution.