Here are some of the week’s most notable quotes culled from news reports from across Texas, and beyond.
Bill Nye the Science Guy
I have no trouble taking these political stances, because I think the evidence is overwhelming. I can demonstrate that the earth is not flat and in the same way, with enough diligence, I can demonstrate that the Earth is not 10,000 years old. So, to use tax dollars to teach that as an alternative to scientific facts is inappropriate. Denying science is in nobody’s interest.
Humorist Kinky Friedman, telling the Fort Worth Star-Telegram that he is considering another run for statewide office.
Maybe I should do what Rick Perry does and pray for an answer on what to do.
U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Kentucky, at a religious-right event in Iowa over the weekend with Ted Cruz.
What America needs is not just another politician or more promises. What America needs is a revival.
Patrick F. Fagan, senior fellow and director of the Marriage and Religion Research Institute at the far-right Family Research Council, test-driving a new argument against gay marriage and others.
Those who worship God weekly have the best sex.
Cecil Stinemetz of Grace West Church in Des Moines on a possible presidential race between Texas’ Ted Cruz and Rick Perry.
If I had (Ted) Cruz here and (Rick) Perry here, Cruz would be my man, hands down. I think Perry has kind of brought himself back. But he doesn’t have a chance if Cruz is in it, that’s my opinion.
Larry the Cable Guy, in response to a question about whether gays should be permitted to play professional sports.
I’m so sick of gay this, gay that. I could care less. It ain’t affecting my life at all.