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The Grinch better stay away from Texas Schools this holiday season.
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.
They’re referring to it as the Merry Christmas law. They say it’s time we stop the “War on Christmas”.
Jonathan Saenz with Texas Values says it’s a tragedy that they even have to do this. “We have students who see Christmas, trees, and Santa and nativity scenes all around but they go into a public school and they’re supposed to act exactly different.”
Supporters of the new Texas law maintain that people may now — without fear of sparking a lawsuit — say “Merry Christmas,” “Happy Hanukkah” or “Happy holidays” at school and display Christmas trees, menorahs and Nativity scenes there, as long as more than one religion and a secular symbol are included.
“We hope our Merry Christmas Texas effort will educate millions of Texas public school students and parents and our over 1,200 school districts of their protections under the ‘Merry Christmas’ law,” said Saenz, an attorney.
So what do you think? Should Christmas and other holidays be allowed in schools? Is this law necessary?
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