Friday, January 03, 2014

2014: 'Year of the Bible,' Declares Texas Mayor

Secularists are fuming . . .

Mayor Tom Hayden, Flower Mound, Texas worked with local church leaders to create a Bible study website in order to ". . . bring our town back to a Biblical foundation which our country was founded and built upon."

"Throughout the history of the United States, one of the most important influences that has shaped our country into a distinctive nation, none may have been more profound or enduring than the Bible.

"I believe that Jesus died for my sins, and I hope to be able to share the good news with others. Everyone's personal relationship with God is a personal decision. Your relationship with God may differ with mine. If I can I would like to encourage people to read the Bible.

“I hope God will bless my town.”
-- Mayor Tom Haden
For background, read Atheists Say Ohio Religious Liberty Bill is Dangerous, however in Pennsylvania: Town Prays, Ignores Atheists' Threats

Also read California Judge OKs Prayer at Eureka City Council

In addition, read Prayer at Civic Meetings Flourish Across America as more Citizens Rebel Against Atheist Threats

-- From "Flower Mound mayor’s ‘Year of the Bible’ draws praise, criticism" by Wendy Hundley, Staff Writer, Dallas Morning News 1/2/14

A corresponding website,,which guides participants through the entire Bible in 365 daily readings, was temporarily disabled Thursday morning after receiving 69,276 hits from across the world.

“There’s more attention being drawn to it than we ever thought,” said Hayden, who estimates that 99 percent of the reaction he’s received has been supportive of his Dec. 16 proclamation intended to spark community discussion.

Alix Jules, coordinator of the DFW Coalition of Reason, said the proclamation runs counter to today’s diverse society. “It ignores our Jewish, Hindu, Muslim and secular families who are also working on living and instilling moral values in our daily lives — without the Bible,” he said.

Hayden and his supporters say the proclamation was not intended to exclude anyone, and people of all faiths are invited to participate in the daily readings.

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From "2014 Is 'Year Of The Bible,' Declares Flower Mound Texas Mayor Tom Hayden" by The Huffington Post 1/2/14

The move has drawn mixed reactions, as some question the propriety of the declarations while others applaud the initiative. . . .

Hayden's initiative isn't the first time a politician has pushed for a "Year of the Bible." Pennsylvania House members passed House Resolution 535, which was a non-binding resolution that declared 2012 to be the "Year of the Bible." President Ronald Reagan proclaimed 1983 as the "Year of the Bible" in the United States and encouraged "all citizens, each in his or her own way, to reexamine and rediscover its priceless and timeless message."

Hayden told, "There's so much benevolence on helping your fellow person. And 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. And in my little small way, I want to encourage people to get back into those values."

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Also read Jesus Banned from Sterling, Colorado Cemetery

The root issue is American Religious Liberty vs. Anti-Christian Totalitarianism