They Said What? (April 2018)

This is a nation that was not founded on agnostic views. This was a nation founded with a deep belief in God. . . . You can’t separate church from state.

Rep. Steve Scalise at National Prayer Breakfast.

ABC News, 2-8-18


When you take prayer out of schools, you replace it with metal detectors.

South Carolina state Rep. Bill Chumley, on a bill that would allow public school teachers to pray with students.

Friendly Atheist, 2-13-18


We can’t very well blame God for not coming to our aid if we fail to use the tools (prayer and the Second Amendment) he has graciously given to us.

Bryan Fischer, senior columnist for Cowger Nation, in the wake of the deadly shooting in a Florida school on Feb. 14.

CowgerNation.com, 2-16-18


When we say, “thoughts and prayers,” it’s frowned upon. And I take real offense at that because thoughts and prayers are really the only thing that’s gonna stop the evil.

Florida state Sen. Kelli Stargel, in a speech before voting against an assault weapons ban.

Friendly Atheist, 3-4-18


Abortion is murder. . . I’m a Roman Catholic and a conservative Republican. They’re welcome to their point of view — but I take abortion seriously. It’s murder.

Idaho state Sen. Dan Foreman, talking about a group of University of Idaho students who traveled 300 miles to speak to him about birth control legislation. Foreman abruptly canceled the meeting.

ABC News, 2-20-18


And if there’s ever a time to return prayer to the classroom, now’s the time. That’s something I would be a big advocate for.

Republican candidate Steve Lonegan, who is running to represent New Jersey’s 5th congressional district, following the mass shooting at the Parkland, Fla., school.

Huffington Post, 2-16-18


The biblical worldview with respect to these issues is that we have a responsibility to manage and cultivate, harvest the natural resources that we’ve been blessed with to truly bless our fellow mankind.

EPA head Scott Pruitt, in an interview with the Christian Broadcasting Network, on his justification to use the Earth’s resources, such as oil and coal.

The Hill, 2-22-198


If you ever had a doubt that God exists, guess what? November the 8th, all the proof you need. Why? Because [Clinton] had it all, she had the media, she spent $1.4 billion on a seat, on a position, she thought was owed to her because of her gender and her last name, but she lost!

Former White House adviser Sebastian Gorka, speaking at the Conservative Political Action Conference.

Right Wing Watch, 2-24-18


I know in my heart of hearts this will be the generation that restores life in America. If all of us do all we can, we can once again, in our time, restore the sanctity of life to the center of American law.

Vice President Mike Pence, predicting that legal abortion would end in the U.S. “in our time,” during a speech to Susan B. Anthony List & Life Institute, an anti-abortion organization.

The Hill, 2-28-18


I think of those kids who went back to school today after that horrific shooting, and they need something more. They need a belief in God and Jesus Christ. I think that would help.
Former U.S. Rep. Jason Chaffetz, speaking about the Parkland High School students  who returned to school two weeks after the mass shooting.
The Hill, 3-1-18