Oklahoma Attorney General Bans “Christmas”

UPDATE: The OK AG’s Office denies he issued the order. The office is checking with Ass. AGs to see if anyone else issued it, or if it was even real.


Last we left Oklahoma Attorney General Drew Edmondson, he was drawing massive fire for arresting 3 conservatives on trumped up charges using a discredited law requiring all of those circulating petitions in Oklahoma to be citizens of the state. Well, he’s up to his insanity again, this time banning “Christmas”.

Edmondson issued an advisory opinion to officials at Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford advising them that the word “Christmas” should not be spoken by any employee of the state school, not written in any official holiday decorations.

Here’s some more detail:

“Southwestern Oklahoma State University (SWOSU), has issued a disturbing policy which requires all employees to refrain from using the word ‘Christmas’ in oral or written form. This directive was given by the university upon legal advice of the Oklahoma Attorney General, W.A. Drew Edmondson. Liberty Counsel sent a demand letter to SWOSU following a complaint from a university affiliate.

“John Misak, the Director of Human Resources, recently visited various university departments and employee groups and informed everyone that any decorations featuring the word ‘Christmas’ in any work or public areas of the university must be immediately removed. He also instructed everyone to discontinue the use of the term ‘Christmas’ in their speech while on the job. This censorship specifically includes exchanging greetings of ‘Merry Christmas’ among employees or with non-employees, whether initiated by a non-university employee or not. Christmas remains a legal holiday for state employees, including those at SWOSU. The directive does not include any other legal holidays such as Thanksgiving or New Year’s.

“The announcements made by Misak are in direct violation of the United States Constitution and other federal law. The First Amendment prohibits government from being hostile to religion. Selecting one legal holiday for negative treatment and special restrictions solely because it has religious aspects clearly demonstrates hostility toward religion. Moreover, the free speech rights of employees at the university are infringed when their speech is censored solely because of a religious viewpoint or perceived religious viewpoint. A public employer like SWOSU also violates the Civil Rights Act when it prohibits its employees from saying ‘Merry Christmas.’

“Liberty Counsel’s demand letter requests an immediate reversal of the university’s unconstitutional policy. Liberty Counsel’s Friend or Foe Christmas Campaign educates and, if necessary, litigates to insure that Christmas is not censored.

Mathew D. Staver, Founder and Chairman of Liberty Counsel and Dean of Liberty University School of Law, commented: ‘Of all places, a public university should foster free expression. How can public university officials honestly believe that the state can prohibit its employees from saying ‘Merry Christmas?’ After all, Christmas is a state and federal legal holiday.'”

Not a joke, and not from The Onion. He is expressly telling university employees that they can’t even use the word “Christmas” in conversations. The university is funded by the public, the majority of which is Christian.

The Washington Examiner provides a phone number for the Oklahoma AG: 405-521-3921. Despite his insanity, be courteous. Oh, and be sure to wish him a “Merry Christmas”.

Update: Bryan has a must-see Christmas video. Heh.


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