Published by the Freedom From Religion Foundation, Inc. FFRF.org

They Said What? (December 2018)

Vol. 35 No. 10 December 2018

The anti-religiosity in this country that is somehow in vogue and funny — to make fun of faith, to constantly be making fun of people who express religion, the late-night comedians, the unfunny people on TV shows. It’s always anti-religious. . . . This is no time to be driving god out of the public square, no time to be making fun of people.”

Kellyanne Conway, White House counselor, trying to blame the anti-religious for the clearly anti-Semitic killing done at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh on Oct. 27.

CNN, 10-29-18


We just ask you now to take control, to take total control of these elections. That you call up the people that you would have to move forward, to vote, to stop and block any of Satan’s work, any of his demons’ work, and anything that would be a lie, and block that.

Illinois state Rep. Mike Bost, during a “prayer call” on Oct. 19 for the group Intercessors for America.

Friendly Atheist, 10-20-18


True believers don’t go after each other like that. They work together. If you are going to vote me out, that’s not God’s way.

John H. Pruitt, who ended up not winning the election to be on the Chino Valley Unified School Board, which was successfully sued by FFRF over religious discussion during meetings, costing the district more than $200,000 in legal fees.

Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, 10-29-18


I will retweet the devil if the devil tweets, “I Love Jesus.” It’s the message, not the messenger.

Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, defending himself after coming under attack for previously endorsing Faith Goldy in her race for Toronto mayor, even though she recited the 14-word manifesto used by neo-Nazis, and retweeting a prominent Nazi’s anti-immigration message.

The New York Times, 10-31-18


They’re going to show up for me because nobody’s done more for Christians or evangelicals or, frankly, religion than I have.

President Trump, in an interview with the Christian Broadcasting Network, about how he expected Christians to vote in the midterm elections.

Huffington Post, 11-1-18


If [judges] have a secular world view, then I’m going to be very concerned about how they judge.

Matt Whitaker, who replaced Jeff Sessions as acting attorney general, at an April 25, 2014, Family Leader debate.

Friendly Atheist, 11-8-18


I mean, this is my job, this is what I’m supposed to do, and I’m missing out there. I’ve got just to trust in what I’m doing and trust that my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ makes no mistakes. For whatever reason, that was the day I was supposed to have.

Cody Parkey, kicker for the Chicago Bears, after the ball hit the uprights an incredible four times during the game on Oct. 11 against the Detroit Lions.

Chicago Sun Times ,11-11-18


What is crooked cannot be made straight, and you cannot count what is not there. Ecclesiastes 1:15.

Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., tweeting a bible verse amid his criticism of the Florida recounts.

The Hill, 11-14-18


God’s punishment for liberal California.

Dave Johnson, Republican Party chairman in Columbiana County, Ohio, in a tweet blaming liberals for California’s ravaging fires.

The New York Post, 11-20-18