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

They Said What? (March 2021)

Vol. 38 No. 02 March 2021

It has been obvious for a while that Christians are under suppression. . . . All of the things the country was founded on are under attack. They are trying to get the name of God out of everything, especially the name of Jesus.

Adam Phillips, who attended the Stop the Steal march and Million MAGA March.

The New York Times, 1-1-21


A Tennessee county mayor said he wouldn’t order residents and visitors to wear masks until “the Holy Spirit” moves him to do so.

Lincoln County Mayor Bill Newman, who tested positive with COVID-19 less than a month after his statement.

AL.com, 12-21-20 


There is not one square inch of all creation over which Jesus Christ is not Lord. . . . We are called to take that message into every sphere of life that we touch, including the political realm. That is our charge. To take the Lordship of Christ, that message, into the public realm, and to seek the obedience of the nations. Of our nation!”

Sen. Josh Hawley, in a 2017 speech to the American Renewal Project.

The New York Times, 1-11-21


As White House press secretary, I never had to worry about the far left and their allies at CNN or The New York Times defining me, because I have a creator who’s already done that. I’m a Christian. A wife. A mom. A proud Arkansan. My opponents will do everything in their power to destroy me.

Sarah Huckabee Sanders, in a video launching her run for Arkansas governor.

YouTube.com, 1-25-21


[Philip Esformes spent his time in prison] devoted to prayer and repentance.

Donald Trump, citing reasons why he pardoned the former nursing home executive who orchestrated one of the biggest Medicare frauds in U.S. history.

The New York Times, 1-22-21


I must point out that our new president has pledged to pursue certain policies that would advance moral evils and threaten human life and dignity, most seriously in the areas of abortion, contraception, marriage and gender. Of deep concern is the liberty of the Church and the freedom of believers to live according to their consciences.

Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles, the president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, on Joe Biden, a lifelong Catholic.

Washington Post, 1-28-21


You just ruled against God. Get ready for the judgment of God.

Pastor Tony Spell of Louisiana’s Life Tabernacle Church, after a judge denied his motion to dismiss the six criminal counts he faces.

The Friendly Atheist, 1-26-21


Why is it our people are so vulnerable to this stuff?

Lance Wallnau, the grandaddy of Christian Nationalism and 7 Mountain Dominionism, wondering why his followers are susceptible to “false prophecies” and conspiracy theories.

Washington Post, 1-14-21