One Alabama mayor is turning to God's Word to solve the skyrocketing murder rates in his city.
Birmingham Mayor Larry Langford has been accused of not doing enough to fight crime. But he argues the city doesn't need more police officers, but more of God.
Langford is holding a family summit April 4, where he will hand out 5,000 bibles in English and Spanish.
"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."
Langford thanked The 700 Club and its partners for helping to provide the bibles.
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.