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

They Said What? (November 2018)

Vol. 35 No. 9 November 2018

The devil is the “Great Accuser, who roams the Earth looking for ways to accuse.”

Pope Francis, who asked for daily prayers to protect the Catholic Church from what he says are “attacks by the devil.” The Vatican wouldn’t say if Francis was referring to its former ambassador, Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano, who has thrown the papacy into turmoil by accusing Francis of rehabilitating ex-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick from sanctions imposed by Pope Benedict XVI over accusations he slept with seminarians.

Associated Press, 9-29-18


Sadly, Bossier schools will have to endure this legal harassment from the atheist groups for a while now, so everyone needs to be prepared.

Louisiana state Rep. Mike Johnson, who claims that “atheist litigation groups in California have contacted private investigators in our area to try to hire them to obtain hidden video of Christian student groups and activities at Benton High School and potentially other Bossier Parish schools.”

RollCall.com, 9-19-18


There are a lot of things behind it that have nothing to do with government. They have things to do with . . . things like removing God from the public square.

Sen. Ted Cruz, in a debate with Texas Senate candidate Beto O’Rourke, talking about mass shootings after being asked about gun safety.

C-Span, 9-21-18


It’s a kind of theocracy run by atheists, where the minor, smallest peccadillos from your teen years are now disqualifying.

Fox News bloviator Tucker Carlson on the Brett Kavanaugh hearings.

Friendly Atheist, 10-4-18


Is it right to hire a hit man to solve a problem? You cannot, it is not right to kill a human being, regardless of how small it is, to solve a problem. It is like hiring a hit man to solve a problem.

Pope Francis, speaking about abortion in St. Peter’s Square for his weekly general audience.

The Irish Times, 10-10-18


This man does not need this job, he took this job because God provided him the intellect he has to help our country and to help the world. . . . I love that he mentions God. He has a family. He respects people — whether people disagree with that or not.

Sister Maryann, a nun, speaking about President Trump to a reporter during Trump’s rally in Council Bluffs, Iowa.

Channel 4 News, 10-10-18


There is a bent toward throwing off the rule of God.

Corona (Calif.) City Council member Randy Fox, who called the local November election “a spiritual battle” and said to vote for three Christian pastors who are “running together” for council.

Los Angeles Times, 10-13-18


It’s a lot of state workers, a lot of government workers, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Freedom From Religion Foundation is here. This is a very liberal city and a high percentage of people here promote the gay agenda.

Steve McConkey, president of 4 Winds USA, complaining about Madison, where the federal court there ruled that it’s discriminatory for insurance coverage to fail to cover gender reassignment surgery for a government employee.

OneNewsNow, 10-15-18


We pray also for the church to take a stand, and that this would be the finest hour for the church to stand right now in this country, and take its place as the lead in the battle that we’re facing, which at the heart is a spiritual battle.

U.S. Rep. Jody Hice of Georgia, on wanting to end the Johnson Amendment.

Right Wing Watch, 10-16-18


SES [Southern Evangelical Seminary] is delighted to be able to offer Christians both here and overseas this unique opportunity to be taught by one of the most significant evangelical leaders of the past half-century.

Richard Land, speaking about Paige Patterson, who is set to teach, ironically, a Christian ethics course. Patterson is the former president of Texas’ Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary who was fired in May over his handling of seminary students’ rape allegations.

Religion News Service, 10-4-18