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Friday, June 14, 2013

Christmas Comes Early in Texas, as Perry Signs Religious Freedom Bill

By Rick Pearcey • June 14, 2013, 01:27 PM

Susan Jones reports at CNSNews.com:

By law, it is now okay to say "Merry Christmas" or "Happy Hanukkah" in Texas public schools.

Gov. Rick Perry signed House Bill 308 on Thursday, allowing public school students and staff to use traditional holiday greetings and display religious scenes and symbols on school property.

"I'm proud we are standing up for religious freedom in our state," CNS quotes Gov. Perry as saying.

"Freedom of religion doesn't mean freedom from religion, and people of faith often feel like they can't express that faith publicly," the governor continued.

"HB 308 works to address that by ensuring that people of all faiths are free to use traditional holiday greetings, and display religious scenes and symbols, even on school property. It ensures freedom of expression where, for many students, teachers and administrators, it's most important."

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