Here are some of the week’s most notable quotes culled from news reports from across Texas, and beyond.
Texas State Board of Education District 11 candidate Lady Theresa Thombs, R-Fort Worth, in one of several attacks against her primary opponents during a tea party candidate forum.
He was — a Chuck E. Cheese manager!
Former state Rep. Wayne Christian, now running for railroad commissioner, during an appearance in the Rio Grande Valley.
I’ve been a right-wing extremist and proud of it for a long time.
Dalla megachurch pastor pastor Robert Jeffress, in his new book.
Although President Obama is certainly not the Antichrist, his policies are paving the way for the Antichrist.
The Washington-based Population Institute’s grade for Texas’ policies on reproductive health and rights.
U.S. Rep. Steve Stockman, R-Texas, saying he uses “liberal tears” to lubricate his gun. Stockman is vacating his seat to challenge Sen. John Cornyn in this year’s Republican primary.
The best gun lubricant around.
John Hagee, in a “War on Christmas” sermon delivered over the holidays.
If you pass a manger scene and someone is singing “Joy to the World,” you can take your Walkman and stuff it into your ears, or you can call your lawyer. Or you can just exercise your right to leave the country. Planes are leaving every hour on the hour, get on one.
State Sen. Dan Patrick, claiming God is speaking through “Duck Dynasty” star Phil Robertson.
Think about this, Chad. God has used Phil, of all people, a ‘Duck Dynasty’ show, to say clearly what He is thinking. I don’t agree with the way Phil said some things in the article, maybe God would not have used those words, but when he’s talking about God, and he’s talking about the principles of the Bible, that’s powerful. Think about how God is speaking to his people at the Christmas season through Uncle Phil about this issue. I think that’s the story, and I think it’s powerful, and it excites me as a Christian.
The Anti-Defamation League’s response to Flower Mound Mayor Tom Hayden’s declaration of 2014 as the “Year of the Bible.”
As a public official, he has both a moral and legal duty to equally serve his constituents of all faiths or no faith. Regardless of his benign intent, the mayor’s action is highly inappropriate, not to mention likely unconstitutional.
American Family Association spokesman Bryan Fischer, suggesting that proponents of evolutionary science should be barred from holding public office.
I’m not saying there should be a law prohibiting [evolutionists] from running for public office. I’m saying that the American people shouldn’t vote for him, because if that man doesn’t believe we are created beings…he cannot be trusted to protect your civil rights, because he doesn’t believe your rights come from God.
Former Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe, writing that he was released by the team because of his vocal support for marriage equality.
It’s my belief, based on everything that happened over the course of 2012, that I was fired by [special teams coach] Mike Priefer, a bigot who didn’t agree with the cause I was working for, and two cowards, [head coach] Leslie Frazier and [general manager] Rick Spielman, both of whom knew I was a good punter.
RedState’s Erick Erickson, one of several climate skeptics claiming that winter disproves climate change.
The difference between people who believe in the 2nd coming of Jesus and those who believe in global warming is that Jesus will return.
U.S. 5th Circuit Court Judge Edith Jones, expressing skepticism that a new Texas abortion law creates an “undue burden” on women, even as abortion rights advocates say the new law has closed all clinics in the Rio Grande Valley, forcing women there to travel hundreds of miles to obtain the procedure.
You know how long that takes in Texas at 75 miles an hour? That’s a particularly flat highway.