Here are some of the week’s most notable quotes culled from news reports from across Texas, and beyond.
San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro, responding to a blatantly racist tweet directed a him after Texas Monthly featured Castro, his twin brother and state Sen. Wendy Davis on its August cover.
An excerpt from a petition by Faithful America to CNN.
Even as church bells rang out to celebrate a victory for equality, CNN once again turned to a hate-group leader to speak on behalf of America’s Christians. Tony Perkins doesn’t speak for us, and CNN needs to stop giving him a platform to spread anti-gay hate.
Robert Emmitt, senior pastor of Community Bible Church, San Antonio’s largest congregation, on his opposition to a proposed city ordinance designed to protect gays and lesbians from discrimination.
Either I’m blind or the media is not covering it, but I haven’t seen much (anti-gay) abuse that the ordinance would have to solve. This is more of a case of national politics entering local government.
U.S Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., says Congress needs to discipline President Obama on immigraton and health care.
He has a perpetual magic wand, and nobody’s given him a spanking yet and taken it out of his hand.
TFN founder Cecile Richards, now the president of Planned Parenthood, on the anti-choice bill passed in the Texas Legislature last week.
The thing that’s really terrible about this is that it’s coming on the heels of Gov. Perry actually shutting down the Women’s Health Program in the state of Texas, where more than 100,000 women already lost access to preventive care.