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

They Said What? (September 2019)

Vol. 36 No. 07 September 2019

There are only God-given rights protected by the Constitution. If you don’t believe in the one true God, there is nothing to protect.

Craig Northcott, the district attorney general of Coffee County, Tenn., asserting that Muslims have “no constitutional rights.”

The Washington Post, 6-5-19


Let every demonic network that has aligned itself against the purpose, against the calling of President Trump, let it be broken, let it be torn down in the name of Jesus.

Paula White, President Trump’s spiritual adviser, in the opening prayer before his campaign kickoff rally in Orlando, Fla.

The Hill, 6-18-19


We live in a society where homosexuals lecture us on morals, transvestites lecture us on human biology, baby killers lecture us on human rights and socialists lecture us on economics. . . . By giving the minority more rights than the majority. I hate to think of the country my grandkids will live in unless somehow we change and I think that will take a revolution. . . .The only way to change it would be to kill the problem out. I know it’s bad to say but without killing them out there’s no way to fix it.

Mark Chambers, mayor of Carbon Hill, Ala., in a Facebook post. He later apologized in another Facebook post.

WBRC, 6-4-19


[It’s] an affront to almighty God.

Alfonso Cirulli, Barnegat, N.J., mayor, in a campaign to end a law that brings an LGBT curriculum into schools.

Asbury Park Press, 8-7-19


This is what happens when you have someone who doesn’t fear the Lord, who doesn’t fear God.

“Fox & Friends” host Ainsley Earhardt, blaming the mass shooting in Dayton, Ohio, on atheism, in effect.

Fox News, 8-6-19


We’ve got to put Jesus and God before everything else. And if we don’t do that, we’re going to be brought down to our knees again.

Tommy Tuberville, the former head football coach at Auburn University and a candidate running for Senate from Alabama, at a campaign stop in Montgomery. In 2015, FFRF highlighted Tuberville in its “Pray to Play” exposé on chaplain programs that foisted Christianity on public university athletes.

AL.com, 7-23-19


It is true that George County is a community that is predominantly Christian faith-based. While this is the case, the accusations that are being directed at our county by an organization that has not invested into the heart of our community should first take the time to inquire about the meaning and purpose attached to our 19/20 theme. We do not argue that the cross historically represents Christian faith, likewise, it represents: life and protection.

Pam Touchard, superintendent of George County Public Schools, in an op-ed posted on the George County Times’ Facebook page in response to FFRF’s request to remove religious displays from school property.

Facebook, 8-2-19


He is, without a doubt, the most biblical president I have ever seen. I’m going to repeat that: He is the most biblical president I have ever seen in what he does. His actions are remarkable and I would ask the audience to please pray for him continually.

Former U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann, talking about President Trump on the American Pastors Network’s “Stand In The Gap” radio program.

Right Wing Watch, 7-29-19


The rate of marriage between U.S. Jews and non-Jews means the Jewish people have “lost 6 million people” and is like a “second Holocaust.”

Rafi Peretz, Israel’s minister of education, in a July 1 cabinet meeting that was attended by Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

New York Post, 7-9-19


Prayer has been fundamental to our country from the very get-go. Our country is founded on prayer. The Declaration of Independence says we hold these truths self-evident that we are endowed by our creator, which is referencing God.

Raymond Grim, a member of the Surprise, Ariz., Parks and Recreation Commission, after the City Council voted to allow religious invocations before meetings.

Your Valley News, 7-8-19