Here are some of the week’s most notable quotes culled from news reports from across Texas, and beyond.
Anita Perry, wife of Texas Gov. Rick Perry, suggesting her husband was called by God to run for president.
We are fighting for the soul of our country. I would like for you to consider Rick Perry as the president of the United States to save the soul of our country. But most of all, I ask you for your prayers and for God to send his angels to protect us through this journey.
Evangelical historian Mark A. Noll, in his 1994 book, The Scandal of the Evangelical Mind, calling on evangelicals to repent for their neglect of the mind and decrying the abandonment of the intellectual heritage of the Protestant Reformation.
The scandal of the evangelical mind is that there is not much of an evangelical mind.
Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, responding to recent attacks on his Mormon faith during Tuesday’s Republican presidential debate in Las Vegas.
That — that idea that we should choose people based upon their religion for public office is what I find to be most troubling, because the founders of this country went to great length to make sure — and even put it in the Constitution — that we would not choose people who represent us in government based upon their religion, that this would be a nation that recognized and respected other faiths, where there’s a plurality of faiths, where there was tolerance for other people and faiths. That’s bedrock principle.
Former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum, on his pledge to repeal all federal funding for contraception were he elected president.
One of the things I will talk about, that no president has talked about before, is I think the dangers of contraception in this country. It’s not okay. It’s a license to do things in a sexual realm that is counter to how things are supposed to be.
Family Radio Network preacher Harold Camping, whose last Doomsday prediction in May fizzled, discussing Friday’s predicted (by him) Rapture.
Thus we can be sure that the whole world, with the exception of those who are presently saved (the elect), are under the judgment of God, and will be annihilated together with the whole physical world on Oct. 21.