Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Texas uses "Merry Christmas Bill" to push theocratic agenda

By Michael J.W. Stickings

What the hell's the matter with Texas? It's not just that it's batshit crazy, or at least in the hands of batshit crazy Republicans, it's that the craziness is deeply anti-American:

Christmas may be seven months away, but Texas is ready for it.

State lawmakers there waged their own battle against the so-called War on Christmas on Friday, passing legislation, House Bill 308, that allows public school teachers to say "Merry Christmas" or "Happy Hanukkah" and display Christmas trees, nativity scenes or menorahs. Winter displays must represent more than one religion or include secular symbols.

But while the legislation specifies that schools may not constitutionally favor one religion over another, the bill is named for only one religion -- Christmas.

And that tells you all you need to know.

They've given themselves some cover by attaching Judaism to Christianity, which fundamentalists do these days, and by requiring that at least one other religion be represented, but come on, we all know what's going on here. (And it's not the war on Christmas, which doesn't exist. That "war" is made up by conservatives using fake victimhood to push their agenda.)

It's right-wing Christians pushing theocracy -- the Constitution, the very idea of America, be damned.

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  • It's "Freedom of religion" moron. Not "Freedom from religion". Individual expression of religious belief is covered under first Ammendment rights and its expression or tolerance does not fall under State establishment of religion therefore the State, meaning the Federal Government cannot regulate it. Learn law stop being a friggin party patsy ( I never joined any political party because I am an individual not subject to political coersion, political parties are truly Un American read Washington's farewell address and heed his warnings. And then grow the *%$@ up!!!!! If you aren't a complete robotic pussy you'll let this comment stand but I doubt you possess the nads, or the self criticism or equitable nature.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11:01 PM  

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