Paxton was (and still is!) an eccentric character. He organized a protest with fifteen cheerleaders and an elephant pulling a Volkswagen. He was shot three times by hitmen hired by one of the singers he was producing. He converted to Christianity and jokingly referred to himself as “an armpit in the Body of Christ”. He was even the producer of the ever-famous “Monster Mash”, back when it was recorded by Bobby “Boris” Pickett and the Cryptkickers!
ENOUGH SHEIK SPAM. Here are some #inkling pics from #paxsouth! Including the best photo of the con, when I posed with @carlmartincosplay ’s buster sword! The most powerful squid kid of all. #splatoon #cosplay
Greg Abbott supports allowing police cars to display crosses
After saying last year that “In God We Trust” could be displayed on
police cars, Gov. Greg Abbott has thrown his support behind displaying
the cross on patrol vehicles.
In a brief sent to Texas Attorney
General Ken Paxton, Abbott wrote that the crosses met constitutional
muster in regard to separation of church and state.
the U.S. Supreme Court’s expansive interpretation of the Establishment
Clause’s limited and unambiguous text, the court has never held that
public officials are barred from acknowledging our religious heritage,”
Abbott wrote in his brief. “To the contrary, the U.S. Supreme Court has
long recognized the demographic and historical reality that Americans
‘are a religious people whose institutions presuppose a Supreme Being.’”
brief was in response to a controversial move by the Brewster County
sheriff’s office, which recently allowed its officers to put bumper
stickers of the cross on the back of patrol vehicles. Abbott has already
spoken in support of the Brewster County sheriff.