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

They Said What? (April 2019)

Vol. 36 No. 03 April 2019

I don’t understand atheists, why they wouldn’t embrace religion. It’s been called the great pacifier of man, to keep them in line, the fear of God… You keep people in line because they fear the afterlife. They don’t want to harm you because one of the tenets is, if they harm you, they can end up in Hell.

Nebraska state Sen. Mike Groene, responding to atheist veteran Thomas Gray, who questioned the legislators on which god he and his children should believe in during a hearing on a bill that would put the phrase “In God We Trust” prominently is every school.

The Friendly Atheist, 2-14-19


The greatest man who ever lived died via the death penalty for you and me. I’m grateful to him for our future hope because of this. Governments were instituted to execute justice. If it wasn’t for Jesus dying via the death penalty, we would all have no hope.

Wyoming state Sen. Lynn Hutchings, who helped defeat a bill to repeal capital punishment.

Casper Star-Tribune, 2-15-19


A few cranky, persnickety, hairsplitting secularists say, with religious zeal, that the cross is now on public land so the Establishment Clause is violated. . . . If, 58 years later, a few people in this age of hair-trigger rage choose to be offended by a long-standing monument reflecting the nation’s culture and traditions, those people, not the First Amendment, need help.

Conservative columnist George Will, in his op-ed “The Supreme Court has a chance to clear up decades of confusion,” writing about the Bladensburg, Md., cross case that the nation’s high court will rule on this year.

The Washington Post, 2-22-19


I see the greatest president in history. Of course he is, he was chosen by God.

Mike Lindell, CEO of MyPillow, in a speech during the Conservative Political Action Conference.

The Friendly Atheist, 2-28-19


Trump is offering us a window for revival, a window to return to God. What happened in the election was not about Trump but about something much higher, the purposes of God.

Pastor Jonathan Cahn, in The New York Times article, “The doomsday prophet who says the bible predicted Trump.”

The New York Times, 3-15-19