The Week in Quotes (July 26 – Aug. 1)

Here are some of the week’s most notable quotes culled from news reports from across Texas, and beyond.

Houston Mayor Annise Parker, on the Texas Supreme Court ruling Friday that the Houston City Council must repeal the city’s equal rights ordinance or place it on the November ballot.

No matter the color of your skin, your age, gender, physical limitations, or sexual orientation, every Houstonian deserves the right to be treated equally. To do otherwise, hurts Houston’s well-known image as a city that is tolerant, accepting, inclusive and embracing of its diversity. Our citizens fully support and understand this and I have never been afraid to take it to the voters. We will win!

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Former Boy Scout leader Brian Peffly, who was kicked out of the Boy Scouts because he is gay. The Scouts on Monday ended its blanket ban on gay leaders.

While this isn’t a complete victory, it’s an enormous step forward. Not to sound too cheesy, but now we can work on living happily ever after.

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State Rep. Jodie Laubenberg, R-Parker, during an anti-abortion rally at the Capitol Tuesday.

To find out that this culture of death is now leading to the sale — this is no different than what happened in Nazi Germany. No different than doing the experiments on the old men and old women and now doing them on the babies.

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Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast President and CEO Melany A. Linton, saying the organization would only submit written testimony at a Texas Senate committee hearing Wednesday.

We believe this committee has no desire to hold a responsible, fair fact-driven hearing. In fact, this committee cares more about political gamesmanship than the truth. Therefore, we decline the request to testify in person.

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David Barton, saying the country won’t prosper economically if it picks a president who supports the freedom to marry or access to abortion care.

We have to remember that righteousness exalts a nation, not economics, so do not vote your pocketbook. Forty-five percent of Christians vote economic issues over moral issues; that’s not what God will bless. God will bless the moral issues, then your economics will follow that. So we have to come out of the closet and when we get out, we have to remember to think biblically when we vote.

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