The Week in Quotes (June 10 – 16)

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

Biology professor and textbook author Kenneth Miller, talking about the large percentage of Americans who, according to a recent poll, appear to reject evolution and believe in creationism instead.

Science education has been remarkably ineffective. Those of us in the scientific community who are religious have a tremendous amount of work to do in the faith community.

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Jim Garlow, pastor of the evangelical California mega-church Skyline Church, on the tepid support of Mitt Romney that persists among social conservatives.

Enthusiastic would probably not be the right word.

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Rev. Frederick Haynes III, senior pastor at Friendship-West Baptist Church in Dallas, in a sermon in support of President Obama’s same-sex marriage stance.

Notice it does not say that all straight men are created equal. It does not say that all men unless you are gay or lesbian are created equal. He swore upon oath to uphold, protect and defend the Constitution, not the Bible, but the Constitution of the United States. He is not the pastor of the United States; he’s the president of the United States. And for the first time in the history of this nation, we have a president who has dared to use his position to make the Democratic promise available not just for a select few who are up and in, but for everybody regardless of their race, their creed, their color or their sexual orientation.

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Planned Parenthood Federation of America president and TFN founder Cecile Richards, on public outrage that followed the Susan G. Komen Foundation’s announcement that it would stop funding grants to Planned Parenthood for breast cancer screening.

For me, if there was a moment of satisfaction, it was that these folks playing politics with women’s health now understand you can’t do that anymore.

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TFN President Kathy Miller, on the high turnout at TFN’s State Board of Education workshop last weekend.

We are reaching out, and it seems to be working. Four years ago, even two years ago, we’d never have seen 600 people show up at a workshop.

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4 thoughts on “The Week in Quotes (June 10 – 16)

  1. “For me, if there was a moment of satisfaction, it was that these folks playing politics with women’s health now understand you can’t do that anymore.”

    I would just like to thank all of the right wing extremists in Texas that made this possible, and I would like to encourage you to not only continue your WAR AGAINST AMERICAN WOMEN but wrench that war up several notches between now and November. Everybody knows God hates women because of what Eve did. We just gotta get the word out to everybody that the generations of females that came after her need to be punished and put in their right place—home, barefoot, pregnant, and watching a soap opera on TV.

    This message was brought to you by Mitt Romney for President.

  2. The problem with science is that it encourages people to think, to consider theories and assumptions, to see if they make sense, to see if they are reasonable and logical. And that is inconsistent with religious fundamentalism.

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