Serena Joy: As faithful servants, it is our lawful duty to ensure our children live by laws of scripture. Holy scripture is a miracle. It is a gift given by him to all of humanity. We believe that our sons and daughters should be taught to read it.
Commander Putnam: That is a radical proposal, Mrs. Waterford.
Serena Joy: Offered with the deepest respect and the love that I have for my daughter and for all the daughters in Gilead.
Commander Waterford: Thank you. We will certainly discuss the issue seriously.

The Handmaid's Tale Season 2 Episode 13: "The Word"
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The Handmaid's Tale Season 2 Episode 13 Quotes

June: What are you going to do when they come for your daughter?
Fred: Mind your tongue. The mouth of a woman is a deep pit. He that falls therein will suffer and find the misery of all men. All of you.

Serena Joy: It seems like Eden was hiding a multitude of sins.
June: What sins?
Serena Joy: What?
June: What sins was she hiding? Serena?
Serena Joy: She wasn't strong enough.
June: She was fifteen years old.
Serena Joy: Yes, she was fifteen years old. She should have been smarter.
June: She was trying to understand God! For fuck's sake, Serena, she was trying to read the fucking bible!
Serena Joy: Don't use that language around my daughter!
June: How are you going to keep her safe? How are you going to keep her safe?! What are you going to do? Are you going to lock her up here like an orchid?
Serena Joy: My daughter will be raised appropriately. She will understand the word of God and she will obey his word.
June: She cannot READ his word!!