Support the Merry Christmas Bill

A child at Christmastime

“Daddy, why do we have a Christmas tree at home and a Holiday tree at school?”

The Texas Legislature recently passed the Merry Christmas Bill in 2013. This new law protects Texan’s right to acknowledge traditional winter holidays on school grounds.

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.

Whether it’s Christmas or Hanukkah, our children, teachers, parents and school administrators should have the freedom to acknowledge these traditions in our public schools without fear of censorship, punishment, persecution or litigation. The Merry Christmas Bill guarantees that freedom.

We hope other states will follow and pass similar laws of their own — but we need your support to spread the word across the country!

Tales of Christmas Past

“I do not have children but I am so tired of the trend of denying children the opportunity to enjoy the activities and joy of celebrations in their school whether it be Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa or another event because we might offend one particular group. There is so much hypocrisy that we should be careful to offend one group but it is OK to squash the traditions of another group. The children should be learning tolerance and intercultural awareness in school, all the more reason to encourage children to experience events from different cultures so they can have a broader based education and hopefully drown out the current state of the nation of racism, intolerance and division. We need to get back to civility and tolerance and sharing the joys of life. I have a number of friends with children of different religions including one who is a devout Muslim but she and her children enthusiastically enjoy the Christmas celebrations and events as equally and sometimes more than Christians. They also enjoy multicultural celebrations throughout the year. My friend is one of the most tolerant people I know; we could learn a lot from her.”

Glenda H.
Jacksonville, Texas