The Texas state legislature is chock full of Christian right extremists and Mark Keough, who is running unopposed for a state house seat, will be no exception. He’s the pastor of the The Woodlands Bible Church and says that he won the seat because of a “divine opponent.” And he sees his work as a legislator as an extension of his ministry.
Keough, 61, said that ultimately winning the House District 15 seat is the most exciting time of his life. He called it a “divine appointment,” and criticized local high-profile churches for being silent on important social and political issues.
“We do believe that, as an extension of The Woodlands Bible Church, that this is almost as if it was a ministry as well,” Keough said. “I approached it from that perspective. It sounds crazy, because you ask, ‘where is the separation of church and state?’ You tell me. Where is separation of church and state? It’s not there.“Somebody is determining the values of this culture and they are determining the values of those who hold public office, that are determining the future of your children, grandchildren and you. If the people in this position, as pastors and as Christian leaders, refuse to say anything, who is going to determine the perspective by which everybody lives, breathes and acts? The secularists, the humanists, the socialists. These are not empty words. This is what’s taking place.”
One has to wonder what universe he lives in. In the one the rest of us live in, the notion that secularists, humanists and socialists have taken over the country, and especially the state of Texas, is utterly delusional.