Ten bucks says you can guess within seconds which news station this GOPer watches. Texas State Rep. Dwayne Bohac (Big-R) is having a political hissy fit over the mythical War On Christmas, so much so that instead of legislating something of value, he’s presenting his voters with a bill titled the, “Merry Christmas Bill.”
“If I hear it referred to one more time as a holiday tree or a holiday party, I’m going to throw up,” Bohac told Fox News. “I’m taking these rulings by the Supreme Court and codifying them in a state law to give teachers and administrators a safe harbor to point to when drafting their policies regarding winter celebrations,” Bohac added
Instead of legislating something significant, such as, oh I dunno — on the economy, gun laws, helping the poor, the lacking education system in Texas and a host of other more relevant issues, the Republican lawmaker from Houston has introduced legislation to protect traditional Christmas greetings, decorations and displays in public schools.
“I think it’s sad that I have to file a bill like this,” Bohac told Fox News. “But because of the censorship going on in our public schools and the fear of litigation teachers live with – I’m trying to provide a measure of protection.”
According to the Texas Tribune, the idea for the bill came after Bohac heard from his first-grade son last year that his class had decorated a ‘holiday tree’ with ‘holiday ornaments.’ OMFG! A holiday tree. That certainly deserves prompt action from our already dysfunctional Congress. It’s more than likely that the tree in question was deemed a Holiday Tree in order to be inclusive. But, we can’t have that in Texas now, can we?
As for this supposed battle in which no legislation has been drafted to remove Christmas, Bill O’Reilly the propagator of this imaginary war has covered the “War On Christmas” more than three times as much as actual conflicts in Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, Libya, and Gaza.
As a Christian from the left, I wish all of our readers a Happy Holiday this year and all the years to come — unless the Zombie Apocalypse hits us on Friday.
If that occurs, never mind.
Image: Texas Tribune.