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They Said What? (Sept. 2022)

Today we wake up in a state where the church doors are open and the abortion clinic’s doors are closed. All the Glory to God the Father! Amen!

Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves

Twitter, 7-7-22

We need to be the party of nationalism and I’m a Christian, and I say it proudly, we should be Christian nationalists.

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene.

Huffington Post, 7-24-22

They kicked God out of schools and welcomed the drag queens. They took down our flag and replaced it with a rainbow. They seek to disarm Americans and militarize our enemies. Let’s bring back the basics: God, guns and glory.

Kari Lake, candidate for Arizona governor.

Twitter, 6-17-22 

Again, what’s the purpose of a public education? Love of God, love of country.

Blaine Conzatti, president of Idaho Family Policy Center, who argues for state-sponsored Christian education for American children.

Deseret News, 7-15-22

[His] goal is to tear up, tear down public education to nothing and rebuild it. And rebuild it the way God intended education to be.

Dorothy Burton, a former GOP activist and religious scholar, speaking of Farris Wilks, a billionaire, in the article, “How two Texas megadonors have turbocharged the state’s far-right shift.”

CNN, 7-24-22

Our nation has lost its way in having lost a belief of a higher power. So in my community, there has been a cry for help — a cry to allow prayer in our schools. . . . I hope it brings back our country to its foundation.

Christi Fraga, a Miami-Dade school board member who in May successfully proposed establishing an annual day of prayer in her district.

Washington Post, 7-26-22

Last month at long last, with the support of three Supreme Court justices appointed during the Trump-Pence administration, we sent Roe v. Wade to the ash heap of history where it belongs. But in a very real sense, we’ve only come to the end of the beginning. As my fellow conservatives, it now falls to this generation to take the case for life to every state and state house in America. Our freedom agenda calls for advancing pro-life protections in every state in the union, every single one.

Former Vice President Mike Pence, calling for outlawing abortion in every state. 

Mediaite, 7-26-22

Why is it that the women with the least likelihood of getting pregnant are the ones most worried about having abortions? Nobody wants to impregnate you if you look like a thumb.

Rep. Matt Gaetz, speaking at the Turning Point USA Student Action Summit in Tampa, Fla. A 19-year-old, Olivia Julianna, then responded to Gaetz on Twitter and ended up raising over $250,000 for abortion rights.

Washington Post,  7-27-22

My policy is not to conduct interviews with reporters who aren’t Christian or with outlets who aren’t Christian . . . These people are dishonest. They’re liars. They’re a den of vipers, and they want to destroy you.

Andrew Torba, CEO of Gab, a far-right social media site, speaking out against Jews and atheists. 

Washington Post, 7-28-22

If the language of this bill isn’t changed, innocent children will die, God’s wrath will continue to be stored up against this state and the Republican Party will lose many of its God-fearing constituents.

Seth Leeman, the pastor of a Baptist church in Noblesville, Ind., in a speech to state lawmakers, complaining a contemplated abortion ban had exceptions for rape, incest and life of the woman.

New York Times, 7-28-22

What it means to truly be America first, what it truly means to pursue happiness, what it truly means to be a Christian nation are actually the same thing.

Jenna Ellis, former co-counsel in President Trump’s effort to overturn the 2020 election.

New York Times, 7-9-22

In November, we are going to take our state back, and God will make it so.

Doug Mastriano, Pa. state senator.

New York Times, 7-9-22