From St. Lucie News Tribune
Sunday, December 20, 2009
A bill of rights for the season
The Christmas Bill of Rights:
Employees have the right to say “Merry Christmas” within the workplace.
Employees have the right to display religious symbols and decorations to celebrate Christmas at their workplace.
A private citizen has the right to sponsor and maintain a Nativity scene or Christmas symbol on public property when the government permits the display of private, secular symbols.
A local, state or federal government has the right to display a Nativity scene or Christmas symbol on public property
Public school teachers have the right to decorate a classroom or feature a display with both religious and secular symbols of Christmas.
Public school students and teachers have the right to distribute religious Christmas cards and greet one another saying, “Merry Christmas.”
Public school students and teachers have the right to wear clothing with religious symbols or words or religious jewelry if the school permits clothing or jewelry with secular words or insights.
Public school students have the right to sing religious Christmas carols.
Public school boards and administrators have the right to declare vacation days in December a Christmas holiday.
Everyone has the right to refuse to shop at any store that will not honor the birth of Christ and to patronize those that do.
In Christ-like love,
Robert Lewis McClain