The Week in Quotes (March 31 – April 6)

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

Texas Freedom Network President Kathy Miller, following Thursday’s vote by the Texas House of Representatives to bar spending any public funds on vouchers for private and religious schools.

You have to wonder how many times the House has to slam the door before the voucher gang gets the message. Instead of wasting time with press conferences in private schools and hearings on voucher bills that won’t pass the Legislature, lawmakers need to knuckle down and work on fully funding our neighborhood public schools.

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Guardian writer Matt Williams, on the uproar within the far right over Google’s decision to honor labor leader Cesar Chavez with its famous doodle on Easter Sunday.

Quite so, or perhaps it was just a drawing. No I’m wrong, it was a socialist plot. The right-thinking chaps on Twitter tell me so.

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Fred Luter, the president of the Southern Baptist Convention, discussing North Korea on Wednesday on TruNews with Rick Wiles.

I would not be surprised that at the time when we are debating same-sex marriage, at a time when we are debating whether or not we should have gays leading the Boy Scout movement, I don’t think it’s just a coincidence that we have a mad man in Asia who is saying some of the things that he’s saying.

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Steffen Palko, an assistant professor of Educational Leadership at Texas Christian University, on the conspiracy theories floated by the far right about CSCOPE, a curriculum and assessment system.

Does anyone in their right mind believe that Texas teachers and administrators, working for a state agency like the Regional Service Centers, would write a curriculum that encourages children to reject their current religion in favor of another religion?

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Dr. Luis Leon, an Episcopal pastor who delivered the benediction at President Obama’s second inauguration, during the Easter service attended by the president and his family at St. John’s Episcopal Church near the White House.

I hear all the time the expression ‘the good old days’. Well, the good old days, we forget they have been good for some, but they weren’t good for everybody. You can’t go back, you can’t live in the past. It drives me crazy when the captains of the religious right are always calling people back . . . for Blacks to be back in the back of the bus, for women to be back in the kitchen, for gays to be in the closet and for immigrants to be on their side of the border.

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One thought on “The Week in Quotes (March 31 – April 6)

  1. “Does anyone in their right mind believe that Texas teachers and administrators, working for a state agency like the Regional Service Centers, would write a curriculum that encourages children to reject their current religion in favor of another religion?”

    Oh!!! Absolutely. The major thing he forgets is that the Religious Right has its own domestically bred population of propagandized North Korean-style zombies right here in the United States. Go down to the First Baptist Church in Dallas, and you will see them fillings the pews. Christian fundamentalism thrives on ignorance, being told precisely what you must believe, and urging its people to avoid thinking.

    The bible verse “Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding” (Proverbs 3:5) is almost universally interpreted by these people to mean:

    “Turn off your brain. Reject facts. Refuse to think anything on your own because it is dangerous.”

    That is how you create a North Korean zombie and a Southern Baptist zombie. Zawm b-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a!!!!

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