Skip to comments.Texas Passes 'Merry Christmas' Bill to Protect Holidays from Political Correctness
Posted on 05/26/2013 8:01:15 PM PDT by Coleus
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 weve become so politically correct that we cant 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 bills 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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I sure hope thus is for real and not satire. Texas’ new slogan - the last Common Sense State.
It’s good to know sane places like Texas exist.
It’s about time the bullying of the majority by some simple turd that got offended was stopped.
Gotta Love Texas. Certain the song is correct.
We all know that it’s not really that they’re offended as much as its athiests getting to slap Christians in the face with an attorney present because they weren’t loved by Godly parents.
The only entity besides Christian churches and Russell Peters to call it Christmas.
If it is so unimportant, why are you spending time on it, you hypocritical azz?!
On the one hand, good for Texas...but on the other, has it really come to this in America?
Shouldn’t it be the “Feliz Navidad” bill?
This is a good partial antidote to “The Curse of Obamanation.”
God bless ya, Texas! And Merry Christmas, too.
I had a friend and colleague who is an Orthodox Jew who would wish the Christians in the office Merry Christmas, I suspect in part to tweak the PC leftards.
Opposed the bill but questioned its importance....
And I have no doubt the irony is completely lost on this simple scumbag.
Maybe Texas will pass a law outlawing the teachers unions.
I hope whatever they’ve got in Texas is catching.
Good on your friend!
I’m proud of Texas; glad the legislators have stood up and said “thus far and no farther”.
(We refer to the holiday by its proper name (Easter, Christmas, etc) and say “merry Christmas” at tbe branch of my company that is here in texas; the branch of it in one of the blue states doesn’t do that..... im glad I’m not THERE)
Careful, it is scary in there.
Last paragraph `splanes it...
Not satire; I downloaded it and it is on the state web site.
It IS true that companies discourage people from referring to the holiday by its proper name, and wishing people “merry christmas”.
I work for one of those firms and it always galled me....
till I moved to Texas and started at the branch of the same company here.....
everybody refers to christmas and Easter by their proper names....
It's called independence, liberty, the Bible, and guns to be sure we keep the others.
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.
Doomed in the courts.
Welcome to the Lone Star State. And Merry Christmas a little early, in case i forget later!
Many thanks Nita, and merry Christmas early :)
Good on you for sticking to your guns!
a shame that lady in Cali did what she did..... arrrgh....
Atheists aren’t loved by anybody.
They are 99% a-holes.
The other 1% are what the a-hole spit out.
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!!!
If Texas weren’t so hot and dry or alternately humid and flooded I’d move there in a second.
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..
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...
Exactly what I was thinking. States having to pass their own laws from the tyranny of the Feds.
How tragic that a state even has to consider such a bill.
Eric Holder and lawsuits by “unknown underlings” who he has no information of in 3... 2.... 1...
It’s sad that it’s come to this. :-(
But the tyranny of the feds always triumph because of Article VI (Supremacy Clause).