Here are some of the week’s most notable quotes.
One of a series of flyers that appeared on the Texas State University campus in San Marcos between November 2016 election and December 2017.
“Now that our man Trump is elected, (it’s) time to organize tar and feather vigilante squads and go arrest and torture those deviant university leaders spouting off all this Diversity Garbage.”
Retired firefighter Mark Taylor, claiming God chose Donald Trump for President. His story is now a new movie, The Trump Prophecy.
“I have chosen this man, Donald Trump, for such a time as this. For as Benjamin Netanyahu is to Israel, so shall this man be to the United States of America!”
An excerpt from the lawsuit filed by the far-right U.S. Pastor Council against the City of Austin for the latter’s anti-discrimination hiring ordinance. The group is also behind the so-called “bathroom bills.”
“Because these member churches rely on the Bible rather than modern-day cultural fads for religious and moral guidance, they will not hire practicing homosexuals or transgendered people as clergy.”
Jerry Falwell, who is credited along with other evangelical leaders with delivering a huge Christian vote for Trump in 2016, said he had “no doubts, no hesitations” about supporting the president.
“Absolutely. Ever since I’ve known him, he’s been a good, moral person, a strong leader, a tough leader – and that’s what this country needs. . . . He is like Ronald Reagan on steroids.”
Rev. Charles Johnson, executive director of Pastors for Texas Children, making the case for strengthening the bonds between churches and the public schools that serve their children at the Celebration of Public Education Breakfast at First Christian Church in Tyler on Tuesday.
“Public education is a provision for God’s common good for all of our children. We can create a place where churches can come together unified for public schools because it is the will of God that all of our children receive a quality education. We are trying to witness and work and act in a way that public education ceases to be a wedge issue in our society.”