They Said What? (August 2018)

Only one title is given to a woman in all of scripture . . . the title given to a woman is ‘helper.’

Mark Harris, a Republican running for Congress from North Carolina’s 9th Congressional District, in a 2013 sermon he gave when he was pastor of First Baptist Charlotte.

The Friendly Atheist, 7-6-18


Our country was founded on religious liberty, but America is at a time of crisis as some try to silence the faithful and remove God from the public square. Texas has faced a great deal of adversity, but we’ve relied on our faith to overcome those challenges, which has brought us closer to God.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, in a news release regarding the Southern Baptist Conference in Dallas posted on the official governor’s website.

Gov.Texas.Gov, 6-12-18


I would cite you to the Apostle Paul and his clear and wise command in Romans 13, to obey the laws of the government because God has ordained them for the purpose of order.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions, explaining the administration’s detention of nearly 1,500 immigrant children.

MSN.com, 6-14-18


It is very biblical to enforce the law, that is actually repeated a number of times throughout the bible.

White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders, when asked by CNN’s Jim Acosta about Sessions’ comments (above).

Yahoo News, 6-14-18


The past two months have been tough for our convention. I believe God has allowed all of this to happen to drive us to our knees.

Southern Baptist Convention President Steve Gaines, following a series of sexual misconduct cases — including allegations of sexist remarks made to women and charges of downplaying the seriousness of rape and domestic abuse by former Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary President Paige Patterson against  — that has prompted the convention’s socially conservative, all-male leadership to seek forgiveness.

Washington Post, 6-9-18


People speak of varied families, of various kinds of family, [but] the family [as] man and woman in the image of God is the only one.

Pope Francis, reiterating that the Catholic Church is not supportive of same-sex parenting.

NewNowNext.com, 6-18-18


I’ll make you a promise: This president, this vice president and our administration will always stand with you.

Vice President Mike Pence, speaking at the Southern Baptist Convention’s annual meeting.

Washington Post, 6-13-18


We are being told that Western civilization is the problem in the world. Our Judeo-Christian ethic is what is civilization. And that is what is under attack here and abroad. It also goes by a different name. Christendom. It’s under attack. And even speaking about it can bring you under attack.

Kansas state Sen. Steve Fitzgerald, during a meeting of the Leavenworth County Republican Party.

CNN, 7-7-18