They may say the Irony Fairy is dead, but in fact she is alive and well and living in Texas.
According to a Los Angeles Times story today the Texas town of Stafford, 15 miles outside Houston, population about 19,000, has 51 churches and is looking for a legal way to stop more from opening. What's Stafford's problem with churches?
"I don't hate God. I'm not against America and apple pie," a selectman is quoted as saying, "We just have to protect what's left for commercial development."
That's it- churches don't pay taxes, and for a small town with limited revenues, it's a problem when all the good commercial land gets gobbled up and taken off the tax rolls.
So there's at least one small Texas town that wants to find a way to say "no more churches here!"
Now if the same thing happened in, oh, Vermont, California or Massachusetts, you'd have heard all about it on Fox News already, and Anne Coulter would be doing columns on it, I'm sure...