Texas lawmakers pass legislation protecting the right to say “Merry Christmas”.

Republicans often criticize Democrats of being unwilling to tackle the big issues.  Texas just showed them how to get serious as lawmakers:

Texas legislators appear to have too much time on their hands. Members of the House of Representatives just passed legislation protecting everyone’s right to say “Merry Christmas.”

Next on their agenda: a measure preserving the rights of Texans to breathe oxygen and eat barbecue.  Fighting for rights you already have is like showing up at the wrong time for a football game and declaring victory because the other side wasn’t there.

To quote dad:

We must glorify these brave solon’s staunch protection of the right of every Texan to wish Merry Christmas to every Jew, Muslim, atheist, Hindu, Zoroastrian, and Aztec. Next up is outlawing the evil wishing of “Happy Holidays”.

I lol’d.

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When not defending the planet from inevitable apocalypse at the rotting hands of the undead, JT is a writer and public speaker about atheism, gay rights, and more. He spent two and a half years with the Secular Student Alliance as their first high school organizer. During that time he built the SSA’s high school program and oversaw the development of groups nationwide. JT is also the co-founder of the popular Skepticon conference and served as the events lead organizer during its first three years.