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    Re: Merry Christmas law?

    I think it will be challenged in the courts as well. But like Gov. Perry said that "the Constitution gives you Freedom of Religion, not Freedom FROM Religion". The law states that you can have Christmas symbols at school as long as other religious symbols (Menorah) and secular symbols are also reflected.

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    Merry Christmas law?

    Wanna take bets that this will be challenged in court?

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    :aargh4: "It sure all HELL will be here on 'MTF' for sure!!" mfg:

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    Now, if I were a Muslim leader, I'd pick a small to medium sized city in Texas...and see about getting a whole bunch of Muslims to move there, become a majority in a school district, so that we can begin displaying Koran verses and having Muslim prayers at public school...and our cheerleaders could wear "I cheer for Allah" t-shirts.

    The terrorism model is outdated...the next wave of Jihadis will be mild-mannered, law-abiding Muslims, who will take over through the ballot box, exploiting the "majority rules" laws we make ourselves.

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    "Com'om man! It's only Christmas for heaven's sake! Must we make a 'supreme court case' over everything??"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe Bonham View Post
    "Road to Majority"... that has an ominous sound to it. I'll bet these evangelical fundamentalists would be singing a very different tune if Muslims or Hindus had a majority in the state!
    They'd be screaming about some separation of church and state, I bet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Measure Man View Post
    They'd be screaming about some separation of church and state, I bet.
    I understand that. But we have separation of church and state not separation of church from state. I think everything has gotten alittle carried away here in the last several years between people wanting separation in everything. The bill states that you can have Christmas symbols, Islamic symbols, and Secular symbols. So you can have whatever you want up as long as the others are up too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CYBERFX1024 View Post
    I understand that. But we have separation of church and state not separation of church from state. I think everything has gotten alittle carried away here in the last several years between people wanting separation in everything. The bill states that you can have Christmas symbols, Islamic symbols, and Secular symbols. So you can have whatever you want up as long as the others are up too.
    Yep...but, I'm betting on an uproar from people who wanted this bill, when some other religion decides to use it.

    I just don't get the need to use government institutions to support your faith...

    There can be no freedom of religion without freedom from religion

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    Quote Originally Posted by Measure Man View Post
    Yep...but, I'm betting on an uproar from people who wanted this bill, when some other religion decides to use it.

    I just don't get the need to use government institutions to support your faith...

    There can be no freedom of religion without freedom from religion
    It amazes me the number of people who don't "get" that.

    And I'm equally clueless about the need to use government property to broadcast one's religious beliefs.

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    Not sure what the complaints are about. This law is about protecting ALL symbols.

    edit: Don't be scared. Being around us won't make you turn ga...I mean religious.

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