Despite Christianity being the most dominant and influential religion in Oklahoma, with a church on every corner where there isn’t a marijuana dispensary, Oklahoma senator Nathan Dahm – the infamous goofball Derplahoman from Broken Arrow who loves to pander to religious zealots – thinks we need to make 2020 the “Year of the Bible.”
An Oklahoma lawmaker has filed a bill that would declare 2020 the “Year of the Bible.”
Senate Concurrent Resolution 7, filed by Sen. Nathan Dahm, R-Broken Arrow, would recognize the unique contribution the Bible has made in shaping the United States, including that biblical teachings inspired civil government concepts found in the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution, Dahm said.
Before we continue, I’d like to point out that Dahm introduced legislation last year to give all of our wildlife to the “Almighty God,” so low-level pandering stuff like this is right up his alley.
The resolution also recognizes that many U.S. presidents have paid tribute to the influence of the Bible, Dahm said.
“We have turned away from the foundational principles and truths that established our country,” Dahm said. “This resolution allows us to recognize the influence the Bible has on our land.”
It’s astonishing that some lawmakers can look at the issues and problems facing our state and think, “More Bible can solve this!”
Actually, that’s not surprising at all! It’s how Oklahoma lawmakers have been trying to address and solve issues in this state for the last 75 years, which probably explains why we routinely lead the country in incarceration rate, obesity and teenage pregnancies.
Dahm’s pitch to make 2020 the Year of the Bible rides the coattails of the someone Fox Propaganda calls the “Billy Graham of this generation.” I’ll let this video speak for itself:
It’s a little hard for me to take reading advice from a man who admits to never having read the entire book. Then again, I find it hard to take him seriously when Hall looks like Buddy Pine from The Incredibles before he turned evil.
If Hall, Sen. Dahm, and any other legislator turned part-time preacher wants to thrust the good book onto our new year, I say we celebrate all of it. For every Sermon on the Mount story, we should celebrate stories like that one time when a father who heard voices in his head almost killed his son.
Who knows, maybe Mr. Hall will actually read some of the other stories and realize that maybe Year of the Bible isn’t such a good idea.