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They Said What? (March 2023)

He loves God.

Joseph D. McBride, lawyer for Richard Barnett, who posed with his boot propped on a desk in Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office during the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the Capitol. Barnett was convicted by a federal jury on Jan. 23 on eight counts.

The New York Times, 1-24-23 

It’s a very shallow and glib and liberal and modern idea that you should never ban or suppress any book. It is an idea that is completely out of keeping with the entire Western tradition. Catholics, Protestants, ancients, even many secularists — everyone agrees that certain books should not be taught. . . . We naturally ban certain books. The liberals ban books. They banned the bible in classrooms. 

Michael Knowles, host of The Daily Wire’s “Michael Knowles Show.”

Media Matters, 1-24-23

God designed marriage. Marriage refers to Christ and the church. That’s why there’s no such thing as homosexual marriage.

Jacob Kersey, a Georgia police officer, in a Facebook post. Kersey was put on paid administrative leave after refusing to remove his Facebook post. He then quit the Port Wentworth Police Department.

Fox News, 1-29-23

He had become convinced it was a religious obligation for him to commit a martyrdom attack to avenge the killing of Muslims around the world — and that it was God’s will to do that. And as we sit here today, he still believes that.

David E. Patton, the lawyer for Sayfullo Saipov, who killed eight people and wounded more than a dozen more while driving a rental truck down the Hudson River bike path in 2017.

The New York Times, 1-10-23

I think that weighed really heavy on her soul. I think she felt really guilty. I think that really broke her. Over Thanksgiving, she had priests coming, trying to have an exorcism of the house and having prayer services.

Alexandra Pelosi, daughter of Nancy Pelosi, a staunch Catholic, talking about Nancy’s reaction after her husband was attacked in their home.

The New York Times, 1-21-23

If you want to live here, be a Christian.

Karla Johnson, chapter president of the Montana Federation of Republican Women, in the article, “How Montana took a hard right turn toward Christian nationalism.”

The New York Times, 1-11-23

He’d see that as part of his reshaped destiny. But at the same time, he’s pragmatic. So, what can we get away with? Whatever he can get away with, he’ll get away with in shaping a Christian society. Because he believes that’s a true society.

Alan Rassaby, former general counsel of Montana Gov. Greg Gianforte’s company, Right Now Technologies, saying that Gianforte would gladly take down the wall between church and state. 

The New York Times, 1-11-23