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

They Said What? (May 2019)

Vol. 36 No. 04 May 2019

When God is ready for us not to have fossil fuels, he’ll find a way.

Herman Cain, who was at one point expected to be President Trump’s nominee for the Federal Reserve Board of Governors, at a University of Kansas lecture.

Kansas City Star, 4-11-19


You literally double the risk of committing suicide if you don’t have religious belief.

Maryland Rep. Andy Harris, who also blamed gun violence on “an overall decrease in religiosity” and claimed that the U.S. was “founded on religious principles.”

Salisbury Daily Times, 3-18-19


We want to reshape Europe and re-Christianize it.

Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki, in a 2017 interview with a Catholic TV station, cited in an article about Poland’s anti-immigration stance making an exception for Christian immigrants.

The New York Times, 3-27-19


In my lifetime I have never seen a more biblical president than I see in Donald Trump. . . . He is highly biblical and . . . we will in all likelihood never see a more godly, biblical president again in our lifetimes.

Former Minnesota state Rep. Michele Bachmann, on the radio show “Understanding the Times.”

Right Wing Watch, 4-15-19


The biggest threat to biblical principles today is the failure to apply a biblical standard of maleness and femaleness.

Mike Huckabee, former governor of Arkansas, in an interview.

The Christian Post, 4-5-19


The solution to climate change is not this unserious resolution, but the serious business of human flourishing — the solution to so many of our problems, at all times and in all places: fall in love, get married and have some kids.

U.S. Sen. Mike Lee, in response to the Green New Deal bill.

Twitter, 3-26-19


Good to see movie theaters across the country showing @UnplannedMovie — a deeply inspiring new pro-life film based on the best-selling book by @Abby Johnson. More & more Americans are embracing the sanctity of life because of powerful stories like this one.

Vice President Mike Pence.

Twitter, 4-1-19


It was remarkable — so we were down in the tunnels where we could see 3,000 years ago, and 2,000 years ago, if I have the history just right — to see the remarkable history of the faith in this place, and the work that our administration’s done, to make sure that this democracy in the Middle East, that this Jewish state, remains. I am confident that the Lord is at work here.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, an evangelical Christian, after touring the Church of the Holy Sepulcher and the tunnels beneath the Western Wall in Jerusalem.

The New York Times, 3-30-19


An out-of-state activist atheist organization is trying to force Mississippi to change our license plates because it includes our country’s motto: “In God We Trust.” Guess what: In Mississippi we do trust God. And I trust God will help them realize just how foolish it is for this atheist group to try to force their political correctness nonsense on our great state.

Mississippi Lt. Governor Tate Reeves, responding to an American Humanist Association’s letter stating: “The Supreme Court has made clear that the state cannot force motorists to display an ideological message they deem unacceptable on their license plates.”

The Friendly Atheist, 4-5-19


Why did pedophilia reach such proportions? Ultimately, the reason is the absence of God.

Former Pope Benedict, in a letter the Washington Post says was “devoted to clerical sex abuse in which he attributes the crisis to a breakdown of church and societal moral teaching.”

Washington Post, 4-11-19


I think it’s interesting in a profession where we all take an oath, that they would look at people who have strong faith as somehow not good people, when, if you’re an atheist, what does an oath mean?

Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, speaking at a banquet for the Pepperdine University School of Law.

Fox News, 4-11-19