The mayor of Flower Mound, TX, in a city council meeting last month, declared that 2014 would be the year of the Bible.
“I was nervous about doing this, Mayor Tom Hayden said, “And I’ve been thinking about it for two years, and procrastinated about it for as long as I possibly could. No explanation was offered as to why a government official should declare on behalf of an entire town, during a public meeting, that 2014 would be based in any religion–but he says he was inspired during a talk given by a former football player.
Hayden’s declaration is not a new thing. Much of it “trickled down” from an almost identical proclamation conservative hero Ronald Regan made in 1983. Hayden, during the council meeting, quoted scriptures and claimed that America’s founding documents are Bible-based. He even set up a website for his effort to establish an official religion for an entire town. According to Jon Bell of Cavalry Chapel, the web site is set up so that residents will go through the entire Bible in a year.
Hayden notes that his decision is not law, not voted on by the city council, and not an official town action–but some residents find his move offensive. Curt Orton, a resident of the Texas town noted that “He was elected mayor, not as the spiritual leader of Flower Mound.”
Watch the Mayor try to “encourage people to get back into [Biblical] values below: