The Woodlands,Texas, is just north of Houston and is one of the more conservative Bible-thumping areas of the state.
They just elected a new legislator by the name of Mark Keough who is the senior pastor of Woodlands Bible Church. He has decided to deliver his legislative plans and updates from the pulpit.
No, I am not kidding.
The bills range from offering statewide victim-offender mediation for punishments to reduce recidivism, eliminating gun-free zones, such as schools and churches, as well as shutting down “sanctuary cities,” referring to municipalities that do not use local funds to enforce federal immigration laws.
So pretty much your standard God ‘N Guns kind of preacher/legislator.
But the fun is yet to come …
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."
I wonder who is proudest? God or Thomas Jefferson.
I’m looking forward to the Woodlands Bible Church’s filing at the Texas Ethics Commission.