Religion in Society

Oklahoma Lawmakers Moving Forward With ‘Merry Christmas’ Bill

| by Sarah Fruchtnicht

The Oklahoma House of Representatives approved legislation Tuesday that allows public school students, teachers, and staff to say "Merry Christmas" without fear of reprimand.

The house voted 73-10, sending the bill to the Senate.

Bill author Rep. Bobby Cleveland, R-Norman, says the measure protects people who use the greetings “merry Christmas,” “happy Chanukah” and “happy holidays.”

A proposal to include Kwanzaa was tabled.

Opponents of the bill think it’s a waste of time because these greetings are already allowed.

Sources: San Francisco Chronicle, KOCO