Mayor Larry Langford was worried about the “skyrocketing” murder rates in his city of Birmingham, Alabama.
He was also being criticized for not doing enough to stop the crime.
So he came up with a solution:
“I’m gonna give you something far better than a gun to protect yourself with. I’m gonna give you the word of God,” Langford said. “He is the only source of protection you’ve got. I make no apologies for it. I serve a good God and I’m glad He found me.”
He then passed out 5,000 English and Spanish Bibles to attendees of a family summit.
Here’s video about the story (WMV file).
As ylooshi writes:
Actually, the move is politically brilliant. He’s a failure at crime prevention and protecting his constituency and clueless of how to accomplish realistic and rational goals in this endeavor. By invoking God and playing to the superstitions of the voters, he makes himself appealing and difficult to criticize by anyone that runs against him. After all, he has God on his side, right?
Unless those Bibles are large enough that throwing them at someone could thwart an attack, Langford has done absolutely nothing to help the situation.
According to the Christian Broadcasting Network:
He said that if the people of Birmingham and the nation would put Christ first, there wouldn’t be all the troubled families and crime-ridden cities across America.
Man… Langford *really* hates Jews.
(via Breaking Spells)