The Week in Quotes (March 27 – April 2)

Here are some of the week’s most notable quotes culled from news reports from across Texas, and beyond.

Sen. Ted Cruz, on whether he will support the Republican presidential nominee if Donal Trump wins the party’s nomination.

I don’t make a habit out of supporting people who attack my wife and attack my family, and Donald Trump is not going to be the Republican nominee.

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Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal, on vetoing a controversial “religious freedom” bill that would have curtailed the rights of the state’s LGBT community.

I do not think we have to discriminate against anyone to protect the faith-based community in Georgia, of which I and my family have been a part of for all of our lives.

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Religious-right group Texas Values, warning that Disney could soon ban Christian crosses from its theme parks. Disney was one of the companies that had warned enactment of Georgia’s anti-LGBT bill would spark a backlash severely harming Georgia’s reputation and economy.

Will Disney now ban you from wearing a cross outside your shirt at their parks. Will a Catholic priest be forced to remove his white collar when he takes a picture with Mickey Mouse?

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Donald Trump, when asked if a woman should be punished for obtaining an abortion if the procedure became illegal.

There has to be some form of punishment.

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Dallas Pastor Robert Jeffress, defending Donald Trump’s controversial comments on abortion.

Let me put this in context: Conservative leaders are on TV condemning Trump because it’s politically expedient to do so: You never blame the woman, you paint her as a victim. That conservative orthodoxy has been born out of political expediency rather than logic. If you believe abortion is murder, it’s not outlandish to suggest the woman bears some culpability.

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