Here are some of the week’s most notable quotes culled from news reports from across Texas, and beyond.
Texas State Board of Education candidate Mary Lou Bruner, claiming that the federal government uses pre-K programs to make children “confused about their sexuality.”
The GLBTQ agenda is one of the big reasons the liberals want 3-year-old and 4-year-old children to attend public school Pre-K programs.
Texas Freedom Network president Kathy Miller, warning against unnecessary and potentially discriminatory ‘religious freedom’ laws in the state.
Cynical politicians are radically redefining religious freedom to mean something it never has: the right to use religion to discriminate and to impose one’s personal religious beliefs on others. We see this in a new campaign across the country to pass special laws that supporters claim are necessary to protect religious liberty. Texas lawmakers failed to pass nearly a dozen such bills in 2015, but legislative leaders have made clear that they will try again next year.
Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, pledging to make “bathroom bills” a top priority in the state’s 2017 legislative session.
I think the handwriting is on the bathroom wall: Stay out of the ladies’ room if you’re a man. If it costs me an election, if it costs me a lot of grief, then so be it. If we can’t fight for something this basic, then we’ve lost our country.
Former Speaker of the House John Boehner, at a speaking event at Stanford University, referring to his time working with Senator Ted Cruz.
I have Democrat friends and Republican friends. I get along with almost everyone, but I have never worked with a more miserable son of a bitch in my life.
Spokesman for The Satanic Temple, Lucien Greaves, when asked for comment on John Boehner calling Ted Cruz “Lucifer in the flesh.”
Cruz’s failures of reason, compassion, decency, and humanity are products of his Christian pandering, if not an actual Christian faith. It grows tedious when pedophile priests and loathsome politicians are conveniently dismissed as Satanic, even as they spew biblical verse and prostrate themselves before the cross, recruiting the Christian faithful. Satanists will have nothing to do with any of them.