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.”

 

14 Comments on "Mayor Declares 2014 “Year Of The Bible” In Texas City"

  1. PrimateZero | Jan 5, 2014 at 9:12 am |

    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.

    • 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.)

  2. swabby429 | Jan 5, 2014 at 9:27 am |

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

  3. Mick-Doscious | Jan 5, 2014 at 10:24 am |

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

  4. BuzzCoastin | Jan 5, 2014 at 12:02 pm |

    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 | Jan 5, 2014 at 4:00 pm |

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

  5. Ok, but that’s all they get.

  6. Virtually Yours | Jan 5, 2014 at 1:16 pm |

    “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…

  7. Dingbert | Jan 5, 2014 at 3:46 pm |

    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

  8. What beach?

  9. :O TEXAS! Why do you keep embarrassing me?

  10. lilbear68 | Jan 6, 2014 at 12:59 pm |

    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

  11. marvin nubwaxer | Jan 6, 2014 at 4:53 pm |

    another over the line attempt to impose christian sharia.

  12. VaudeVillain | Jan 6, 2014 at 10:59 pm |

    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?

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