Texas Mayor Declares 2014 ‘Year of the Bible’

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Bible-IV-pd-300x200FLOWER MOUND, Texas – The mayor of a small Texas town has declared 2014 ‘The Year of the Bible.’ Mayor Tom Hayden of Flower Mound made the announcement last month at a city council meeting, explaining that he wants to encourage residents to read the entire Bible through in a year. “There’s so much benevolence on helping your fellow person,” he told local television station KDFW. “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.” Hayden was reportedly inspired in part by a similar proclamation issued in 1983 by President Ronald Reagan, who likewise declared a “Year of the Bible.”  “Many of our greatest national leaders—among them Presidents Washington, Jackson, Lincoln, and…

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