Here are some of the week’s most notable quotes culled from news reports from across Texas, and beyond.
Former Major League pitcher and outspoken foe of science Curt Schilling, explaining why he didn’t get into the Baseball Hall of Fame and John Smoltz did.
And I think the other big thing is that I think he’s a Democrat and so I know that, as a Republican, that there’s some people that really don’t like that.
5th Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Patrick Higginbotham, taking apart Texas Solicitor General Jonathan Mitchell’s defense of the Texas same-sex marriage.
At what point does [your argument] fade into animus? To what extent is this fear or concern born of a hostility to homosexuality? I think that dances very close.
Anti-equality activist Maggie Gallagher, waxing philosophical when asked if the same-sex marriage fight is all but over.
Nothing is inevitable. ‘Inevitability’ is the progressive substitute for the idea of Divine Providence. Either God is in charge, or the future hasn’t yet happened and is freely determined. Or God leaves us free.
Religious-right icon Phyllis Schlafly, insinuating that the problem of campus sexual assault is tied to the increased enrollment of women in postsecondary institutions.
Boys are more likely than girls to look at the cost-benefit tradeoff of going to college. The imbalance of far more women than men at colleges has been a factor in the various sex scandals that have made news in the last couple of years.
Rafael Cruz, on the Plano Equal Rights Ordinance.
This is an attack on Judeo-Christian beliefs in America. It is time people of faith become involved in the political arena.
Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, on whether he worried about retribution following his unsuccessful challenge of House Speaker John Boehner.
If I woke up some day and was told, ‘You’re out, your party turned against you’… I would literally be able to say, ‘Thank you, God. I thought I was going to have keep doing this job.’ So, I don’t have a problem with that.
Jay Doshi, a Fort Worth police officer who appears in ads supporting same-sex marriage.
Texans believe in freedom and liberty and part of that is to be able to marry who you love, so Chris should be able to marry whoever he loves.
Former Florida governor and potential 2016 presidential candidate Jeb Bush, on same-sex marriage.
It ought be a local decision. I mean, a state decision. The state decided. The people of the state decided. But it’s been overturned by the courts, I guess.