The mayor of a Texas city is raising some eyebrows after he officially declared 2014 the "year of the Bible."
MyFoxDFW.com reports Tom Hayden, the mayor of Flower Mound, made the declaration at a city council meeting last month.
Hayden says he had considered making the declaration for two years because he wants his community to connect through the Bible, and finally decided to do so in 2014.
"There's so much benevolence on helping your fellow person," Hayden told MyFoxDFW.com. "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."