Here are some of the week’s most notable quotes.
Georgia Hamann, an attorney in Phoenix and a Liberty University alumna, co-penned a letter to Liberty University’s president condemning him for his continued alignment with President Trump.
“We’re asking that Liberty University return to its stated values and accept that the pursuit of power is leading it into some dark places, and really repudiate that. The word in Baptist and evangelical circles is ‘repent.’… You know, truly a turning away from wrong conduct.”
Sid Miller’s grandiose statement after Six Flags over Texas decided it will no longer fly the Confederate flag, and four others, on its grounds.
“I‘m very concerned about the militant, anarchist movement sweeping our country, destroying and attempting to sanitize our nation’s history. The monuments honoring our southern soldiers are but a first step in a trend that very well could eventually bring down the American flag at some point if this trend is allowed to continue.”
Televangelist Jim Bakker, blaming last week’s solar eclipse on President Barack Obama.
“God came to me in a dream and said I should tell the world that I am plunging the world into darkness to remind people I’m still mad at the Obama years: Obama legalized witchcraft, sexual deviants getting married and schools started teaching transgenderism.”
Gary Bledsoe, president of the Texas NAACP, on the debate surrounding renaming Fort Hood — one of the largest military posts in the world.
“Gen. Hood took up arms against the United States. He took up arms to defend slavery. A large percentage of the personnel at Fort Hood are African-American. What message does naming a base after him send to them? It’s time we admitted the historical truth and got past this. You can’t honor the Confederacy and expect to have unity in this country.”
President Trump’s top economic adviser Gary D. Cohn
“Citizens standing up for equality and freedom can never be equated with white supremacists, neo-Nazis, and the K.K.K. I believe this administration can and must do better in consistently and unequivocally condemning these groups and do everything we can to heal the deep divisions that exist in our communities.”