House Resolution Denounces War on Christmas

A bipartisan, non-binding House resolution, introduced by Rep. Doug Lamborn (R-CO), would "strongly" disapprove "of attempts to ban references to Christmas."

The resolution has "36 co-sponsors, including two Democrats, Reps. Nick Rahall (D-WV) and Mike McIntyre (D-NV)."

"The Founding Fathers never intended for references to God and religion to be prohibited in civic dialogue. Despite this, our freedom to fully recognize Christmas is being attacked by a vocal and litigious minority," Lamborn told ABC. "That is why I have introduced House Resolution 448, a bipartisan effort... calling on Congress to protect the traditional symbols of Christmas for use by the vast majority of Americans who do acknowledge the holiday."

Rahall, one of the Democrats co-sponsoring the bill, said "to substituting time-honored greetings like 'Merry Christmas' with empty phrases such as 'Happy Holidays' -- I say 'bah humbug.' There's nothing wrong with publicly recognizing the religious nature and true meaning of Christmas, especially for a nation like ours founded on the principles of religious freedom and free speech."

Recently, Rep. Candice Miller (R-MI), the Chairwoman of the House Administration Committee, also "overturned a rule prohibiting members from making overt references to religious holidays in official taxpayer-funded correspondences with constituents."


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