Here are some of the week’s most notable quotes culled from news reports from across Texas, and beyond.
Jonathan Merritt, on the rift within the religious right that has been exposed by Donald Trump’s candidacy.
The next generation of evangelicals craves a less partisan, less divisive and more racially inclusive expression of political engagement that addresses concern on a range of issues, not just abortion and gay marriage.
Dr. Laura Levens of the Baptist Seminary of Kentucky. Levens is one of more than 700 Christian women clergy and lay leaders who signed a letter strongly denouncing Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s callous attitude towards sexual assault.
The Christian message of forgiveness should no longer be co-opted to maintain men in places of power, especially not the office of the President of the United States.
Charles Johnson of Pastors for Texas Children, warning that private school voucher schemes would undermine private as well as public schools.
A voucher scheme means, essentially the end of private education, is what it means. Do we need an alternative system of educating our students? No. We need to renew our dedication to the system we have.
Donald Trump, promising to appoint Supreme Court justices who would overturn Roe v. Wade.
If we put another two or perhaps three justices on, that will happen. That will happen automatically in my opinion, because I am putting pro-life justices on the court.
Hillary Clinton, appearing with her rival Donald Trump during Thursday’s Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner.
Let’s embrace the spirit of the evening, let’s come together, remember what unites us, and just rip on Ted Cruz.