Here are some of the week’s most notable quotes culled from news reports from across Texas, and beyond.
Rafael McDonnell of the Dallas-based Resource Center, responding to a vocal minority criticizing the hire of Sam by the Dallas Cowboys.
[Michael Sam] is a talented football player, and if he can help us win, it’s a bonus that he happens to be part of the LGBT community. It shines a light about how difficult it is to be open and out at your job.
James R. Grossman, executive director of the American Historical Association, noting the growing partisan controversy around the Advanced Placement history curriculum and other history courses.
The critics are unhappy, perhaps, that a once comforting story has become, in the hands of scholars, more complex, unsettling, provocative and compelling. And there’s the rub. Fewer and fewer college professors are teaching the United States history our grandparents learned — memorizing a litany of names, dates and facts — and this upsets some people.
Politichicks host Dr. Gina Loudon, giving her take on the modern feminist movement on Fox & Friends.
Women don’t want to be objectified, and what the feminist movement has successfully done, is really, sexualized women instead of feminizing women. So, we’re here with a new brand of feminism, saying drop the shackles of the old feminism. It’s time for women who really want to be women, who want to be feminine, who want to be what God designed them to be.
Rafael Cruz, father of U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, saying some peculiar, offensive and absurdly inaccurate things on race and American political history.
I said, as a matter of fact, ‘Did you know that Civil Rights legislation was passed by Republicans? It was passed by a Republican Senate under the threat of a filibuster by the Democrats,’” Cruz said. “‘Oh, I didn’t know that.’ And then I said, ‘Did you know that every member of the Ku Klux Klan were Democrats from the South?’ ‘Oh I didn’t know that.’ You know, they need to be educated.
WorldNetDaily columnist Selena Owens, calling the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge a “Satanic ritual.”
The ALS IBC is ritualistic in nature. People are chosen to undergo a form of water baptism with cultic god Oprah leading the charge “in the name of ALS.”