Family Research Council

Jolly Old Saint Rick


By Tony Perkins
June 25, 2013

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It's only June, but Governor Rick Perry is celebrating Christmas anyway. Hello, I'm Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council in Washington, D.C. In Texas, the 12 Days of Christmas just turned into 365! Thanks to Governor Rick Perry, Texans won't show up on the naughty list for emphasizing the "Christ" in Christmas. Under a new law, schools can't be sued for recognizing Christmas--and holiday symbols like nativities and menorahs can't be censored on public property as long as other displays are allowed. Surrounded by Santas, Perry said, "It's a shame that a bill like this one I'm signing today is even required, but I'm glad that we're standing up for religious freedom in this state. Religious freedom does not mean freedom from religion." State representative Dwayne Bohac wrote the bill when his son's school decided to set up a "holiday tree." "This shouldn't be a tough issue," he said. "But this is just political correctness run amuck." Governor Perry is right. Just because some Americans don't celebrate Christmas shouldn't mean Christians can't.

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