Here are some of the week’s most notable quotes culled from news reports from across Texas, and beyond.
Author Linda Wertheimer, writing that teaching schoolchildren about world religions makes them more open and more willing to stand up for religious minorities.
Education cannot cure religious intolerance or eliminate ignorance, but it can make a dent.
Alia Salem, executive director of the DFW chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, on Sen. Ted Cruz and his staff refusing to meet with the group during Monday’s National Muslim Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill.
This is indicative of what a Cruz presidency would look like. He has made clear in the media what he thinks about Muslims, how he plans to treat them, and today in his day job, he exhibited no less.
Columnist Amy Butler, on the wave of “religious liberty” legislation sweeping the country.
If your faith prevents you from sitting on an airplane next to a woman who isn’t your wife, then move to another seat. If your faith tells you you can’t go to the same bathroom with some people, then figure out how to order your life so that you use the bathroom in a place that seems appropriate for you. If your faith tells you you can’t sell wedding cakes to certain people, don’t go into the business of selling wedding cakes.
Donald Trump, on Wednesday’s announcement that Harriet Tubman will replace Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill.
I don’t like seeing it. I think it’s pure political correctness.
Former Texas State Board of Education member Mavis Knight, on the board’s whitewashed version of history.
We had no real standards other than people’s personal opinions. The excuse was given that history books would be too thick if we added too many minorities. But that didn’t seem to matter when there were people the majority wanted to add.