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Texas Passes 'Merry Christmas' Bill to Protect Holidays from Political Correctness
Breibart ^ | 05.25.13 | Dr. Susan Berry

Posted on 05/26/2013 8:01:15 PM PDT by Coleus

State lawmakers in Texas have passed legislation that permits public schools to display nativity scenes, menorahs, or Christmas trees, and allows students and school district staff to use greetings such as, “Merry Christmas,” “Happy Hanukkah,” and “Happy Holidays.”

According to Fox News in Austin, the legislation (HB 308), introduced by Rep. Dwayne Bohac (R-Houston) and dubbed “The Merry Christmas Bill,” received overwhelming approval in the state house, by a margin of 145-2, and was passed unanimously in the state senate, 29-0. The bill will now be sent to Gov. Rick Perry (R) for his signature.

“I was a little flabbergasted and a little upset that we’ve become so politically correct that we can’t call a federal holiday by its name,” Bohac said. “Teachers have enough on their plate to worry about the school districts going to be sued or if they can call a Christmas tree a Christmas tree.”

Bohac said there are two pending lawsuits in Texas related to the use of traditional holiday greetings in schools. “Tales from Christmas Past” provides stories, posted on the bill’s website, submitted by citizens who write of oppression and threats of firings against teachers if they say, “Merry Christmas,” to students or exchange cards or gifts at school.

However, Linda Bridges, president of the Texas branch of the American Federation of Teachers, which opposed the bill, questioned the importance of the legislation.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Front Page News; Government; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: dontmesswithtexas; merrychristmas; politicalcorrectness; waronchristmas
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To: WildHighlander57

I talk with a lot of insurance carriers on the phone every day and always tell the person I’m speaking with that I hope they have a Happy whatever holiday it is. One of the gals from United Healthcare in California complained to her supervisor who called me and asked that I refrain from saying Merry Christmas when I called their office because it made their employees “feel uncomfortable”. Too bad.

After that I always made sure I not only opened the call but also ended it by saying Merry Christmas. I also always do it when I am talking to a call center in India or the Philippines.

21 posted on 05/26/2013 9:48:24 PM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: Coleus

Doomed in the courts.

22 posted on 05/26/2013 9:55:21 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (I am a dissident. Will you join me? My name is John....)
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To: WildHighlander57

Welcome to the Lone Star State. And Merry Christmas a little early, in case i forget later!

23 posted on 05/26/2013 9:55:23 PM PDT by Nita Nupress
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To: Nita Nupress; Grams A

Many thanks Nita, and merry Christmas early :)

Grams a,

Good on you for sticking to your guns!

a shame that lady in Cali did what she did..... arrrgh....

24 posted on 05/26/2013 11:27:11 PM PDT by WildHighlander57 ((WildHighlander57 returning after lurking since 2000))
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Yeesh - a female Richard Trumka. Looks like him too. Another communist hag in need of targeting.

25 posted on 05/26/2013 11:35:26 PM PDT by lapsus calami (What's that stink? Code Pink ! ! And their buddy Murtha, too!)
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To: Coleus
Lets put a face on the Toad who hates Happiness, God, Christmas,
and everything good about America. And how she got to be President of
the American Federation of Teachers in Texas is a mystery.

Linda Bridges

26 posted on 05/27/2013 12:41:22 AM PDT by MaxMax
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To: jsanders2001

Atheists aren’t loved by anybody.

They are 99% a-holes.

The other 1% are what the a-hole spit out.

27 posted on 05/27/2013 3:47:29 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: Coleus
My wonderful home of Texas.I have traveled the world but there is no place like home.

We just have to make darn sure the liberal do not steal any elections here and we keep the Texas house and senate.If we let the filthy communist democrats take over we are gone..Also as far as I am concerned I want to keep Rick Perry as governor.. Merry Christmas everyone and good Bless America!!!

28 posted on 05/27/2013 6:14:38 AM PDT by PLD
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If Texas weren’t so hot and dry or alternately humid and flooded I’d move there in a second.

29 posted on 05/27/2013 6:16:03 AM PDT by Sirius Lee (All that is required for evil to advance is for government to do "something")
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To: Sirius Lee

You have to get use to the weather here..When we moved all the time with the military we had to get use to the weather again when we got home It was all worth it because you get treated like family even if you are strangers.Now I say that but I have to tell you if you tick a Texan off the the old saying goes DON’T MESS WITH TEXAS or I say TEXANS.

Where we live we have very little flooding but there is some in places..If you live by the shore then yes you will have flooding or in low lying areas..

30 posted on 05/27/2013 6:25:23 AM PDT by PLD
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To: Coleus
“I think we really have to say does this help education when we are caught up in discussions that have become pure partisan discussions that is not the way we should be looking at education,” Bridges said."

The only people caught up in "partisan discussions" are the two idiots in the state house that voted against this bill and dimwits like you ms bridges.
What an assclown. Shaking head and LOL...

31 posted on 05/27/2013 6:52:05 AM PDT by Whats-wrong-with-the-truth
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To: Trod Upon
On the one hand, good for Texas...but on the other, has it really come to this in America?

Exactly what I was thinking. States having to pass their own laws from the tyranny of the Feds.


32 posted on 05/27/2013 8:06:06 AM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: lonevoice

How tragic that a state even has to consider such a bill.

33 posted on 05/27/2013 9:26:08 AM PDT by Pride in the USA
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To: Coleus
Common sense should be our new motto! hopefully the rest of the country catches on.

I don't understand why we have to pass a bill to say "Merry Christmas" without pissing anyone off?
34 posted on 05/27/2013 11:36:40 AM PDT by ForAmerica (Texas Conservative Christian Black Man!)
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To: Coleus

‘Thank God’

35 posted on 05/27/2013 1:17:36 PM PDT by Java4Jay (The evils of government are directly proportional to the tolerance of the people.)
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To: Coleus

Eric Holder and lawsuits by “unknown underlings” who he has no information of in 3... 2.... 1...

36 posted on 05/27/2013 3:08:18 PM PDT by esoxmagnum (The rats have been trained to pull the D voting lever to get their little food pellet)
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To: Coleus

It’s sad that it’s come to this. :-(

37 posted on 05/27/2013 6:53:18 PM PDT by NCC-1701 (The LEFT's intolerance of the RIGHT is intolerable.)
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To: unixfox

But the tyranny of the feds always triumph because of Article VI (Supremacy Clause).

38 posted on 05/28/2013 10:19:45 AM PDT by Theodore R. ("Hey, the American people must all be crazy out there!")
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