Mayor Declares 2014 “Year Of The Bible” In Texas City

flower moundFlower Mound, a Texas city of more than 60,000, believes it can fix the world’s problems by becoming a bible-based society. Via Fox News:

The mayor of a Texas city is raising some eyebrows after he officially declared 2014 the “year of the Bible.”

Tom Hayden, the mayor of Flower Mound, made the declaration at a city council meeting last month. Hayden says he had considered making the declaration for years because he wants his community to connect through the Bible, and finally decided to do so in 2014.

“The morality that helped build our country is based on the values that are found in the Bible. And as we look at problems, maybe we’re getting away from those values,” [said Hayden].

Hayden hopes to do so by encouraging all the residents of his town to read the entire Bible together in a year. Daily passages will be posted on a website called thebible2014.com, which was created by the Calvary Chapel of Flower Mound “as a connecting point to fulfill the Mayor’s vision.”

 

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  • PrimateZero

    Let’s hope they actually read that book. I can’t think of a better way to turn a person into an atheist then that obscene book of make believe.

    • Reasor

      My first thought was that this mayor either has a very different translation of the Bible than I do, or a very different code of moral conduct.

      (Spoiler: It’s the second one.)

  • swabby429

    The ultimate idolotry is worship of a book and mental concepts.

  • Mick-Doscious

    Ahhh…separation of church and state is ACTUALLY a precept this country was founded upon.

  • BuzzCoastin

    if he had declared it the yearr of marijuana
    there would be a public apoplectic fit
    but since it’s the bible
    it’s seen as typical southern hillbilly horseshit
    and not a violation of the constitution n

    • Dingbert

      If he would have declared it the year of marijuana and the Bible, I may consider moving there. (well, not really)

  • echar

    Ok, but that’s all they get.

  • Virtually Yours

    “The morality that helped build our country is based on the values that are found in the Bible” Well, the Bible does approve of raping your slaves, and this country was founded by slave-rapers…

  • Dingbert

    Of course, it’s the redacted Protestant Bible, as interpreted by the infallible Tom Hayden.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biblical_canon#Old_Testament
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biblical_canon#New_Testament

  • lunasea

    What beach?

  • lunasea

    :O TEXAS! Why do you keep embarrassing me?

  • lilbear68

    isn’t that what Torquemada said at the onset of the inquisition? lol
    or napoleon said religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich
    have to be carefull when waving the bible around

  • marvin nubwaxer

    another over the line attempt to impose christian sharia.

  • VaudeVillain

    Can we treat it the same way we treat Black History Month, spend one year pretending to give a shit, then 11 on everything else?