Here are some of the week’s most notable quotes.
Former State Board of Education member George Clayton, questioning a biracial California high school student’s Harvard acceptance on Twitter.
“Congrats. Were you admitted on merit or quota?”
Bishop Harry Jackson, along with several members of his POTUS Shield organization, in an extended prayer to protect President Trump from the “evil forces” of the “deep state.”
“We lift up witches and warlocks who have been a part of this assignment as they have gathered in numbers almost immeasurable to curse this specific president. We cancel, we bind their authority, we bind their curses, we lift up your word that says you shall not revile the gods and neither shall you bring a curse upon the rule of God’s people. We declare those assignments null and void and we claim the souls of many of the witches and warlocks.”
David Wiley, a professor of health education at Texas State University in San Marcos, and founder of the nearly decade-old Texas Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy, discussing abstinence-only sex education in Texas.
“What we basically have is generation after generation after generation of sexually illiterate adults because nobody ever talks about it. . . We get nervous when kids say penis and vagina. Nobody gets nervous when we say elbow. This whole thing is wrapped up in this puritanical modesty.”
A Georgia student on abstinence-only sex education courses run by crisis pregnancy centers, increasingly a problem in Texas, too.
“Abstinence-only education was extremely damaging to me and many of my peers. Because of this, many of us did not recognize the importance of birth control and basic barrier methods for STD protection, and this led to issues down the road. Many of our classmates were pregnant in high school. Many had abortions. Many had more than one.”
Religious-right figurehead Jim Bakker claiming that God has sent two scientists to earth who would have found the cure for cancer, but they were both aborted before that ever happened.
“I told you the other day about a story, someone said they asked God, ‘Why haven’t we had a cure for cancer?’ And He said back, ‘I gave you two scientists that had the cure and both of them were aborted.'”