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Texas Enacts ‘Merry Christmas Law’ to Thwart Political Correctness Attacks

Texas lawmakers sent notices to schools on Monday informing them that new legislation allows students and teachers to dress in festive garb and say “Merry Christmas” all they want without fear of punishment.

The so-called “Merry Christmas Law” is backed by social conservatives who feel that seasonal religious festivities have come under attack because of political correctness. It also covers the Jewish celebration of Hanukkah, which ended earlier this month.

“We hope to see fewer school districts being naughty and more districts being nice,” said conservative activist Jonathan Saenz, president of a group called Texas Values.

The measure, passed nearly unanimously by the Texas legislature this year, allows students and district staff to “offer traditional greetings regarding celebrations, including ‘Merry Christmas,’ ‘Happy Hanukkah’ and ‘Happy Holidays.'”

It also allows teachers and students to sing Christmas songs, erect Christmas trees, holiday decorations and nativity scenes, as long as they do not include a “message that encourages adherence to a particular religion’s belief.”

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  • antiliberalcryptonite

    So then…a MERRY CHRISTMAS to all muslims, atheists, politically correct ‘persons’, and of course to all of my American brothers and sisters and my fellow Christians, and to my Jewish friends as well.

    • SniperToo

      Amen! Bravo Texas.

  • mallen11

    Even though Merry Christmas should not be made into a law, it is refreshing that the people in Texas know they don’t have to be politically correct to get through this wonderful Christmas Season.
    May ya’ll have a meaningful Christmas Season by glorifiying the Lord Jesus Christ.

  • garyrose

    Is this what it Takes to keep the Spirit up My My? Wht next a Permit from Feds to Christmas Shop?????????????????????????

  • Despeville

    I need to move to Texas. What a great state!

  • aceituna

    In our pluralistic society, this law is probably the best we can do. At least we can have our right respected as we respect the right of others to speak their piece, but we retain the right to engage in meaningful dialogue and thereby pray that we can win some over. It is not right to force a person to accept what we believe. This belief must come from their own free will.

  • aceituna

    It is a shame that we have to resort to this type law, but it is necessary. I have read that 2 other states are considering such laws. May we keep the ball rolling so the opposition realizes that there are people who do not believe in Political Correctness