Lone Star state says, ‘To hell with taboo PC nonsense’
December 9, 2014
Lawmakers in Texas are reminding schools in the state that it’s okay to say “Merry Christmas” and to celebrate the yule tide and Hanukah holidays without fear of repercussion.
The reiteration was made at a press conference yesterday in Austin, where state representatives Dwayne Bohac and Richard Raymond reminded citizens about the “Merry Christmas Bill” passed last year.
“We can restore fun and magic to the Christmas and Hanukkah season, we can do this together, we can all get along, and have fun doing it,” said Representative Bohac, according to My Fox Austin.
The law “…allows students and district staff to offer traditional greetings regarding the celebrations, including: ‘Merry Christmas,’ ‘Happy Hanukah,’ and ‘Happy Holidays,” and allows for schools to set up nativity scenes, menorahs, Christmas trees and other “symbols associated with traditional winter celebrations.”
“In today’s world of political correctness run amok, Christmas Trees have been replaced with ‘Holiday Trees’ and simple on-campus greetings such as ‘Merry Christmas’ or ‘Happy Hanukkah’ can land a student or teacher in hot water,” a message on the Bohac Campaign-sponsored website MerryChristmasBill.com states.
Unlike the school days of yore, a wave of political correctness has saturated the minds of many who believe separation between church and state extends to the minds of children inside the classroom.
In some Texas schools, children sending letters to soldiers overseas have been instructed not to write the words, “Merry Christmas,” or include the message, “God Bless You,” in what the Veterans’ Administration says is an effort to be “respectful of our Veterans religious beliefs.” Instead, children were told to keep their holiday wishes generic and void of any specific religious/secular material.
In several states, residents have engaged in heated debates over nativity scenes, and others have fought to allow public school students to perform religious-oriented, time-honored Christmas carols, such as “Joy to the World,” and “O Come All Ye Faithful.”
Recently, we’ve also seen how members of the anti-religious left have gone after traditional holiday songs, such as “I’m dreaming of a White Christmas,” claiming the song not to be about snow, but about racism.
Being offended at 'White Christmas' is like thinking the Rolling Stones' Paint it Black is a call for black on white genocide. INSANITY.
— Paul Joseph Watson (@PrisonPlanet) December 4, 2014
Some schools have even gone as far as to ban Christmas trees and the colors red and green, for fear that children who don’t celebrate the holiday may be offended.
The politically correct attack on Christmas has reached such ridiculous heights that the legal organization The Rutherford Institute was compelled to issue guidelines regarding the precedents and legalities of expressing Christmas beliefs in schools.
From The Rutherford Institute’s “The Twelve Rules of Christmas“:
Whatever the pagan origins of the holiday may be, the War on Christmas, in general, is seen by many as an effort to demonize Christianity and the religious authority the nation was founded upon.
This article was posted: Tuesday, December 9, 2014 at 2:32 pm