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Merry Christmas bill passes in Texas

Discussion in 'Christmas Controversy & Opinion' started by Storeytime, May 18, 2013.

  1. Storeytime

    Storeytime Santa's Sleigh Designer MMC Lifer Santa's Elf Christmas Crew

    From Texas Values blog:

    "Today HB 308, the “Merry Christmas” Bill, received final passage by the Texas Senate and is now headed to Gov. Perry’s desk. HB 308 makes it clear that public schools and their staff are permitted to acknowledge and educate students about historic and cultural roots of traditional winter celebrations and holidays such as Christmas, Hanukkah and others, and with school displays that can include Christmas trees, a Menorah, a Nativity scene, Santa Claus, Reindeer and more."

    "The legislation also makes it clear that school districts, staff, and students are permitted to use greetings such as “Merry Christmas,” “Happy Hanukkah,” “Happy Holidays” or others. Christmas has been recognized as a federal holiday by the United States since the 1870s."
  2. MerryCarey

    MerryCarey A Voice from the North MMC Lifer MMC Donor Santa's Elf Christmas Crew Louann Jeffries Award Kringle Radio DJ

    Hooray for Texas! Good job! I'd like to see other states follow their lead.
  3. Christmasstar

    Christmasstar one Crazy Canadian ! MMC Lifer

    kind of sad they have to make a law about something that should be a given in this age of "all inclusive" preaching that is done.
    I am happy to hear they are doing this.
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  4. ballcoach

    ballcoach Guest

    Good for Texas!!!!!
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  5. Christmas-A-Holic

    Christmas-A-Holic MMC Goodwill Ambassador MMC Lifer MMC Donor Santa's Elf Christmas Crew

    Glad to hear this! Makes me proud to be a Texan! =)

    This is a common Christmas yard decor you see here.

  6. sugar142286

    sugar142286 North Pole's RN MMC Lifer

    This is awesome and I am so glad to see Texas doing this. Merry Christmas to Texas! :wiggy:
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  7. trackrebel

    trackrebel candy cane hustla MMC Lifer

    Very nice!!!!!!

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  8. DoubleA

    DoubleA Next in line to Mr. Claus MMC Lifer Christmas Crew Christmas Talk Alum

    Well done Gov. Perry and Texas!
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  9. ballcoach

    ballcoach Guest

    Wonderful! A state that realizes that our constitution says "freedom of religion" and not "freedom from religion....and every little thing that drive you nuts.""
  10. kizzy

    kizzy Santa Clausologist Merry Forums Member

    on the news here last week, the bbc did a whole report that Texas was the fastest developing state and thousands of people were moving their whole family tot he state due to cheap land and property prices and it's good education systems. I think this is a brilliant bonus Merry Christmas Texas!!!
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  11. CGYager

    CGYager Santa's Helper in South Dakota MMC Emeritus Member

    Let's Keep the Spirit Alive

    In a country where so many things seems to be going wrong, it's nice to see states (and government officials) recognize some form of family, faith and tradition. Good job Texas and let's hope it gets through on the first try.

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