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

“Last year, I sent a piece of my mind about this subject to the █████████████████ ISD school board. I was upset that ████████ Elementary used the terms Winter Break and Winter Social instead of Christmas. I ended up debating through email with the head lawyer of the school district for a period of two days. I also talked to the principal of ████████ where my twin girls attend. Both efforts were like hitting my head up against a brick wall. These people are so convinced at the righteousness of their enlightened diversity position, that individuals such as myself have no chance of breaking through. I used my best logic to no effect. I did find out that the school district has no policy that restricts staff from using the words Christmas Break or Christmas Program. I tried to get the Lawyer to send out a notice to all staff that they were free to use the word Christmas Break and Christmas Program. The Lawyer refused. Last December, I attended the UN-Christmas program put on by the fourth graders at ████████ Elementary. My little girls are in the fourth grade and were in the program. There was not a single reference to the word Christmas. It was as if someone deliberately purged the word Christmas from the program. One of the songs that they sang was ‘We Wish You A Merry Swinging Holiday’. The other songs were unrecognizable Christmas Carols with any reference to Christ purged out. The program stank. I am still spitting and hitting the roof. I am so sad for the children who will miss out on the joy and magic of Christmas from their public school program. I fondly remember my own Christmas Programs in the public school that I attended in Oklahoma. The adults in those days had no problem in saying the word Christmas and telling the true Christmas story of Jesus' birth. Anyway, Merry Christmas. I am so glad that you have taken up this cause. I hope and pray that you will succeed.”

Larry B.
Houston, Texas