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They Said What (August 2022)

We want someone who will fight for Christian conservative values.

Katie Britt, who won the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate in Alabama, defeating six-time incumbent Mo Brooks.

Yahoo News, 6-20-22 

I have found comfort in the one who designed me and knows me. He knows the darkest parts of me that I want no one to know about and he constantly welcomes me into his loving arms. This perspective has given me peace during this horrific storm that I’m facing. I know this storm will pass but in the meantime JESUS IS WITH ME.

Justin Bieber, who has Ramsay Hunt syndrome, a rare virus that has caused partial facial paralysis.

Instagram, 6-14-22 

Nationalism is a good thing. . . . We should be proud of nationalism . . . and, lastly, we should be most proud of Christianity. So, if Christian nationalism is something to be scared of, they’re lying to you.

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, on her show “MLG Live.”

Time, 5-25-22

We gotta unify in prayer. We have to unify in faith. . . .This was a country founded on faith, Tucker.

Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, speaking to Fox News host Tucker Carlson. 

Fox News, 5-25-22 

[The change] can even be perceived as discrimination consisting of open de-Christianisation . . . [which], over time, will result in the atheisation of members and not only moral but ideological conflicts.

The pastoral council of ZHP, the Polish Scouting Association, in response to the group now allowing scouts a choice between the current oath, in which they swear to “serve God and Poland,” or an alternative one that omits mention of God., 6-2-22

God created us to bear children. To carry them. That is a gift, that is not a curse. That is a gift.

And we are special. . . . I took a life, I should give my life.

Christine Schwan, 63, who had an abortion when she was younger and now thinks death would be a suitable punishment.

The New York Times, 7-1-22

Something has happened to our society. I go back to abortion, when we decided it was OK to murder kids in their mothers’ wombs. Life has no value to a lot of these folks.

U.S. Rep. Billy Long, R-Mo., blaming gun violence on abortion.

Rolling Stone, 6-2-22

The church is supposed to direct the government. The government is not supposed to direct the church. That is not how our Founding Fathers intended it. . . . I’m tired of this separation of church and state junk that’s not in the Constitution. 

Rep. Lauren Boebert, speaking at a religious service in Colorado.

Washington Post, 6-28-22