The Week in Quotes (Sept. 30 – Oct. 6)

Here are some of the week’s most notable quotes.

Michael Snyder, an Idaho Republican candidate for Congress, on the reproduction of The Palmyra Arch in front of the U.S. Capitol and Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nominations hearings.

“And now an ancient symbol of child sacrifice has been erected directly across from the U.S. Capitol at the precise moment when the future of the U.S. Supreme Court is hanging in the balance. Is this just a coincidence? I think not.”


Robert Jeffress, the Dallas-based far-right pastor and “spiritual adviser” to President Trump.

“And look, make no mistake about it, the reason the left hates Kavanaugh is not because of his judicial philosophy, it’s not because of what he may or may not have done to Dr. Ford. The Democrats don’t care one thing about Dr. Ford. They are afraid that if he is confirmed as a Supreme Court justice, he may chip away at Roe v. Wade and diminish the number of babies being murdered every year in the womb through abortion. Conservative Christians see this. They know this is not a battle between Republicans and Democrats. It’s a battle between good and evil, between the kingdom of light and the kingdom of darkness, and that’s why they’re going to turn out in the 2018 midterms.”


Televangelist Pat Robertson discussing Brett Kavanaugh on his “700 Club” television program.

“The Supreme Court of the United States is the power center of the liberal left. They have done their bidding for years and years and years, and now comes a decisive moment as to whether they will lose control of that particular body and they are putting an all-out assault to destroy the reputation of one of the finest judges in America. It is a pre-planned plot, it is unbelievable, and if anybody buys it, they’d be willing to buy the story of the Great Pumpkin and any other myth that you can think of.”


Ralph Drollinger, a pastor who runs weekly Bible study meetings for members of President Trump’s cabinet and members of the House and Senate.

“And he says, ‘When Justice Kavanaugh gets appointed, either we’ll have him here to the cabinet Bible study or he’ll want to start one in SCOTUS.’ So pray that that would happen, of all places, at the Supreme Court.”


Far-right pseudo-historian David Barton, selling his inaccurate vision of the United States’ development around the country in the service of pitching his new book.

“Prior to this, the colonies, consisting of farmers, school teachers, smiths and shopkeepers, had no military of their own and didn’t see how they could stand against British military might. However, in turning to God, the colonies gained the courage and strength they needed to organize themselves and not only engage the British in battle, but win victories. John Adams wrote of these seemingly impossible victories to his wife, realizing this had to be God at work.”