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Problematic Proclamation: Texas Mayor Declares 2014 ‘Year of the Bible’

Mayor Tom Hayden of Flower Mound, Texas, rang in the new year by with a controversial use of his public office: He declared 2014 to be the “Year of the Bible,” based on a “One Year Bible” program that divides Scripture readings into a daily format over 12 months.

In an interview with a local TV station, Hayden spoke bluntly about his motivation. “There's so much benevolence on helping your fellow person,” he told reporters.
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Bad Bill Backlash: Pennsylvania Lawmakers Face Criticism For Religious Resolutions

Opponents of church-state separation seem to have found fertile soil in Pennsylvania, where lately misguided lawmakers have backed resolutions that offend the principles of the First Amendment. But now, some Americans United activists and others are fighting back. Read more