"I would like to state my case to you. There was a lot of consternation about that after it took place. I finally concluded the following observation on my part. It kind of boils down to this. It is one thing in a free society to be tolerant of someone's behavior. It's another thing in a free society to allow and not hinder someone's free speech to express their point of view. But it's another thing to be asked to appear to go on record and endorse the same. That was the source of my actions."
"State Rep. John Wright, R-Broken Arrow, explaining his objection and call for a vote when the openly gay Rev. Scott Jones' prayer was to be entered into the legislative record