Is Oklahoma Attorney General Drew Edomondson starting official persecution of Christians?
December 20, 2007
THIS POST IS APPARENTLY BASED ON FALSE INFORMATION FROM REDSTATE.COM. CHECK COMMENTS FOR FURTHER EXPLANATION. MY APOLOOGY TO MR. EDOMONDSON
Tell me this is true that you can't say the word "Christmas" at Southwestern Oklahoma State University and that it should not be written on any official holiday decorations. In post today on the Redstate.com blog, there are details about how Oklahoma Attorney General Drew Edmondson issued an advisory opinion to officials at the university in Weatherford telling them that the word "Christmas" cannot be used on campus in talk or in decorations.
First, is this true?
Second, would somebody at the school, be punished for using the word Christmas. What would the penalty be? Suspension for offending students and faculty? Would it be a criminal offense to use the word? Can you imagine going to jail for saying, "Merry Christmas?"
How about "Happy Easter?" Would that be okay to say? Who is Oklahoma's top law enforcement officer? How do residents in Oklahoma regard him? A joke? Seriously?
Are there any other state AG's who have taken similar actions or who are about to?
When I go out tonight with my wife to a birthday party, I will make it a point to say "Merry Christmas." It's too easy to forget how important those words truly are.
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