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

They Said What? (June/July 2020)

Vol. 37 No. 05 June/July 2020

I think prayer made a difference in this [2016] election. And that’s not to say I think God put, not to say that he puts a certain political party in a certain place at a time, but I do believe certain people are meant to be in positions at a certain moment. I do believe that President Trump is the person meant for this moment, and I think prayer made a lot of difference in the election.

White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany, in an interview with the Christian Broadcasting Network.

The Hill, 5-20-20


[I’m the] best [president] in the history of the Catholic Church.

President Trump, in a conference call with Catholic leaders.

Crux, 4-26-20


[Religion] gives us a compass as to how we should behave. [Without religion,] we can begin to trash one another and justify our own actions. If a culture doesn’t have a set of objective realities and a way in which to judge our own behavior or to guide our own behavior, I think we get lost, and we’re seeing that today.

Former Ohio Gov. John Kasich, in an interview with Brian Lehrer.

New York Daily News, 4-27-20


This is the greatest nation on Earth founded on Judeo-Christian principles. One of those principles is that we are all created in the image and likeness of God. That image is seen the most by our face. I will not wear a mask.

Ohio state Rep. Nino Vitale, writing on his Facebook page why he won’t wear a protective mask.

Patheos.com, 5-4-20


If you hear the sermon of God, the virus will never come to you.

Pastor David Lah, in a March sermon, prior to getting COVID-19 weeks later.

Fox News, 5-20-20