Here are some of the week’s most notable quotes culled from news reports from across Texas, and beyond.
Francis Collins, an evangelical Christian and director of the National Institutes of Health, discussing the intersection of faith and science (and evolution, in particular).
For me, somebody who is a ‘show me the data’ kind of scientist, but also a believer [in God], I don’t see a discordance there. In fact it enriches my experience, each basically harmonized with the other. It gives you a view of life that is actually quite satisfying, and not in any way in conflict.
Heather L. Weaver, senior staff attorney for the ACLU Program on Freedom of Religion and Belief, on a Louisiana public school student who has been told by school officials to change his Buddhist beliefs.
The treatment this child and his family have endured is not only disgraceful, it’s unconstitutional.
Oklahoma state Rep. Mike Turner, R-Edmond, who has filed legislation outlawing all marriage in an effort to make sure his state never recognizes same-sex marriages.
[My constituents are] willing to have that discussion about whether marriage needs to be regulated by the state at all.
State Sen. Dan Patrick, R-Houston, expressing his support for creationism in the state’s public schools.
When it comes to creationism, not only should it be taught, it should be triumphed. It should be heralded.
Paige Patterson, president of the Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, attempting to explain pastor Robert Jeffress’ claim that President Obama is paving the way for the antichrist.
The rapid expansion of the powers of government and the growing dependency on the welfare state set the stage for the antichrist, since that is precisely what he is forecast to do. Dr. Jeffress is not personally attacking President Obama. He is simply attempting to explain to his people what is to happen next.
U.S. Rep. Randy Weber, R-Texas, in a tweet shortly before the start of President Obama’s State of the Union address Tuesday night.
On floor of house waitin on “Kommandant-In-Chef”… the Socialistic dictator who’s been feeding US a line or is it “A-Lying?”
Tony Diaz, director of Intercultural Studies at Lone Star College-North Houston, arguing that the Texas State Board of Education should approved a Mexican-American studies course for Texas public schools.
Now is the time to acknowledge our history and culture.