There is a cartoon in this week’s collection that was actually published one year ago. See if you can guess which one it is.
Texas governor Rick Perry signed the “Merry Christmas” bill recently passed by the Republican-controlled Texas state legislature yesterday. The new law states that students and school officials have the right to use religious greetings like “Merry Christmas” and display various religious holiday symbols on school grounds. In his remarks at the signing ceremony, Perry stated that the First Amendment guarantees Americans freedom of religion. It does not grant them freedom from religion.
Watch and listen for yourself (if you think you can stomach it)…
It’s a shame that a bill like this one I’m signing today is even required, but I’m glad that we’re standing up for religious freedom in this state. Religious freedom does not mean freedom from religion.
In other words, if we want to shove our religion down your throats we are going to do it and there isn’t a dang thing you can do about it.
I’ve often heard the Republican party referred to as “the American Taliban.” I have resisted that label because I felt it was kind of harsh, even for our Republicans. I’m beginning to change my mind.