State Senator Wants "Merry Christmas" to Be Florida's Official Holiday Greeting
For the second year in a row, Democratic Orlando state Sen. Gary Siplin has filed a bill that would make "Merry Christmas" the official greeting on December 25.
The proposal is a proclamation, not a law, so if it passed, there would be no penalty for not saying it. But to John Keiffer of the Atheists of Florida, the gesture is a pretty clear violation of the U.S. Constitution.
born on December 25 or that there ever was a Jesus.
If Siplin's name sounds familiar, it's likely because he's the senator behind the infamous "Pull Your Pants Up" law. Or it could be from when he jumped a fence to avoid a camera crew looking to ask him about the ethics charges he faces.
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