The Week in Quotes (July 28 – Aug. 3)

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

Pope Francis

If someone is gay and he searches for the Lord and has good will, who am I to judge?

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Hillsdale College President Larry Arnn discussing a letter he received from the Michigan Department of Education expressing concerns about racial diversity at Hillsdale.

They said we violated the standards for diversity because we didn’t have enough dark ones, I guess is what they meant.

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Matt Singleton, a Baptist minister in Louisville who runs an Internet talk-radio program, calling evolution a lie that has led to drug abuse, suicide and other social afflictions.

Outsiders are telling public school families that we must follow the rich man’s elitist religion of evolution, that we no longer have what the Kentucky Constitution says is the right to worship almighty God. Instead, this fascist method teaches that our children are the property of the state.

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A note to North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory. The governor had earlier offered chocolate chip cookies to protesters standing against an anti-choice bill he signed into law on Monday.

We want women’s health care, not cookies.

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Ball State University President Jo Ann Gora, in response to the state-supported college coming under scrutiny for hiring a science professor who wrote a book on intelligent design and another professor being accused of teaching creationism.

Intelligent design is overwhelmingly deemed by the scientific community as a religious belief and not a scientific theory. Therefore, intelligent design is not appropriate content for science courses.

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Abolitionist minister Theodore Parker in 1853, quoted in a column about the gay-rights proxy wars being fought around the world.

I do not pretend to understand the moral universe. The arc is a long one. My eye reaches but little ways. I cannot calculate the curve and complete the figure by experience of sight. I can divine it by conscience. And from what I see I am sure it bends toward justice.

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