Here are some of the week’s most notable quotes culled from news reports from across Texas, and beyond.
California Gov. Jerry Brown, upon signing a bill to ban controversial therapy practices that attempt to change the sexual orientation of minors.
These practices have no basis in science or medicine and they will now be relegated to the dustbin of quackery.
Douglas Laycock, professor of constitutional law at the University of Virginia School of Law, on the legality of a Texas public high school cheerleading squad inscribing banners with biblical verses.
I do not think there is much doubt that it is unconstitutional. This was very specifically Christian and clearly sponsored by the school. Cheerleaders are a school activity and the game is a school activity. This is not a random group acting on their own.
San Antonio megachurch Pastor John Hagee, urging other pastors to take part in “Pulpit Freedom Sunday” and tell their congregants that they must vote against President Obama and other “unbiblical” candidates.
This is my mantra to my congregation and to America. Vote the Bible.
Missouri Republican Senate candidate Todd Akin, in a speech that resurfaced this week.
You find that along with the culture of death go all kinds of other lawbreaking. The not following good sanitary procedure, giving abortions to women who are not actually pregnant, cheating on taxes, all these kinds of things. The misuse of anesthetics so that people die or almost die. All of these things are common practice, and all that information is available for America.