Here are some of the week’s most notable quotes culled from news reports from across Texas, and beyond.
TFN president Kathy Miller in a statement released after Attorney General Ken Paxton hired the second former Liberty Institute employee in a month.
Texans should be concerned by the attorney general’s deliberate effort to politicize the state’s chief office tasked with defending our laws and Constitution. Within the course of just one month, he has appointed to top leadership positions culture warriors who have dedicated their careers to defending the use religion as a weapon to discriminate against and harm others.
Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump laying out his policy plan in Albany, NY on Monday.
You are going to be so proud of your country. Because we’re gonna turn it around, and we’re gonna start winning again! We’re gonna win so much! We’re going to win at every level. We’re going to win economically. We’re going to win with the economy. We’re gonna win with military. We’re gonna win with healthcare and for our veterans. We’re gonna with every single facet.
The American Civil Liberties Union, on Tuesday’s attempt by North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory to fix the state’s anti-LGBT law.
[The executive order] is a band-aid on a brain hemorrhage.
Religious studies scholar and Christian theologian David Brockman, on Texas politicians using the Bible to bolster their political positions.
The Bible isn’t a conservative book or a liberal book. It’s open to multiple interpretations, sometimes diametrically opposing ones. When politicians hitch their political wagon to the Bible, they may be in for a very bumpy ride.
Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin
Bill Nye is as much a scientist as I am.