The extreme right is at it again in Oklahoma, defending against the all out assault by the heathens and atheists on the traditions of Christmas. State Legislator Representative Ken Walker, R-Tulsa has introduced a pair of bills which will protect Christmas from the “small but vocal minority that preaches tolerance yet fails to tolerate the several-hundred year Judeo-Christian tradition of most Americans who celebrate Hanukkah and Christmas.”
He says the bills are designed to protect the “traditional winter holidays” which he defines as Christmas and Hanukkah. Explaining the rationale behind the legislation, Walker said:
“The purpose of the Oklahoma Merry Christmas bill is to put a beacon of light, a safe harbor, if you will, in the pages of statutes so that our children … and our parents can run to a lighthouse whose light shines boldly on the pages of Oklahoma’s law books and declares that they have a right to express their core beliefs and celebrate winter traditions without fear of lawsuit, retribution or reprisal.”
In an attempt to make an end run around the Constitutional prohibitions against establishment or endorsement, the bills would require that at least one other religion besides Christianity be represented. Anyone care to guess what the second religion would always be?
This is a topic that they just won’t give up on. They have used every outrageous tactic that they can think of to prove that they are being persecuted. Last year Fox News conducted an interview with “Santa Claus” in which he made such spurious claims as, “I heard Santa in Australia said ‘ha, ha, ha,’ so as not to offend certain gals, and Santas in England couldn’t have children on their laps anymore.”
Earlier this year Texas passed a similar law with the stated intention of protecting schools where the phrase “Merry Christmas” is used. Explicitly Christian decorations are put up as a result of lawsuits — it has had of course the exactly opposite effect. A school in Frisco, Texas has been attacked as being in violation of the new law because the PTA is sponsoring a “Winter Party.”
Those making the accusations say that students have been ordered that they are not to say Merry Christmas — a claim school officials have denied — and are demanding that the PTA change their “Winter Party” to “Christmas Party.” Representative Pat Fallon, author of the law says that the school is in violation of his law.
Now who are the ones that are displaying intolerance?