The Week in Quotes (Oct. 7 – 13)

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

Rev. Roger Paynter of First Baptist Church in Austin on opposing Pulpit Freedom Sunday, a religious right effort to encourage pastors to defy federal tax law by endorsing political candidates.

We are together around a common faith in Christ, we are not gathered together as Democrats or Republicans or Independents.

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U.S. Rep. Paul C. Broun, R-Ga. His office wasn’t commenting following the widespread dissemination of his videotaped remarks.

All that stuff I was taught about evolution and embryology and the Big Bang Theory, all that is lies straight from the pit of Hell. And it’s lies to try to keep me and all the folks who were taught that from understanding that they need a savior.

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Bill Nye, in response to U.S. Rep. Paul C. Broun, R-Ga., a member of the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Science, Space, and Technology. Video of Broun calling evolution and the Big Bang Theory “lies straight from the pit of Hell” went viral in recent days.

He is, by any measure, unqualified to make decisions about science, space, and technology.

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Former senator and presidential candidate Rick Santorum, campaigning against a marriage equality referendum in Washington state.

This issue will destroy and undermine the church in America more than any other movement.

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