"Our school officials and teachers have enough on their plate without having to worry about frivolous lawsuits for acknowledging Christmas in our public schools", said Rep. Bohac. "This bill simply offers protection for and guidance to school officials and teachers by codifying Supreme Court precedent and providing bright lines. This bill ultimately is about bringing fun, joy and magic back into our schools during the Holiday Season."
Muy a tiempo para las festividades decembrinas, Texas esta asegurandose de que todos recuerden que ahora desear feliz Navidad a alguien esta protegido por ley en las escuelas publicas del estado y los conservadores tienen la esperanza de que surjan medidas similares a lo largo de Estados Unidos.
The Grinch - and anyone else trying to dampen the holiday spirit - should stay away from Texas this year.
A group of Texans is coming out in full force to protect Christmas, Hanukkah and other holiday celebrations and to make sure students, teachers and parents have the right to observe their holidays at school.
Texas State Rep. Dwayne Bohac to Hold Press Conference to Remind Teachers, Students and Parents About New Merry Christmas Law
On Monday, December 9th, at 9 a.m., State Representative Dwayne Bohac (R-Houston) will hold a press conference at the Texas Capitol to raise awareness for the State's new Merry Christmas law that allows teachers, students, parents and school administrators to celebrate traditional winter holidays like Christmas and Hanukah in public schools without fear of censorship, persecution, or litigation. The bill, which Bohac authored during the 83rd Legislative Session, passed unanimously and was covered by national news including FOX & Friends, the top rated cable news morning show.
New Jersey Assemblyman Ronald S. Dancer says he's tired of the seemingly never-ending church-state holiday battles that rage during what should be a cheerful season, so he's taking legislative action in an effort he believes will provide First Amendment protections for students, teachers, and other public school employees. It's time to take a stand. It's time to stop the madness, Dancer told TheBlaze.
It looks like our friends in Tennessee will be next to take up the debate on the "Merry Christmas Bill". State Senator Stacey Campfield (R-Knoxville) has pre-filed SB 1425 for consideration by the General Assembly in 2014. Campfield's bill appears very similar to the Texas law authored by Texas State Representative Dwayne Bohac (R-Houston) and signed by Gov. Rick Perry in June.
Following the news last week that the Merry Christmas Bill was pre-filed in Tennessee, a Tuscaloosa senator has announced his plans to push for similar legislation in Alabama. State Senator Gerald Allen, R-Tuscaloosa, said his bill would allow schools to display symbols of traditional winter holidays such as a nativity scene, Christmas tree or menorah. He said the displays would have to either show the symbols of more than one religion or include a mixture of religious and secular symbols.