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Christmas = illegal???

I did a search and found this from 2005, so thought in honor of our "friends" at Faux News I would post again. Could that be the sound of heads popping???!!!

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=104x5555469

From 1659 to 1681, showcasing one's holiday spirit in Boston could cost you a fine of as much as five shillings. Yes that's right Christmas used to be illegal.

Christmas was so inconsequential in early America that after the Revolutionary War, Congress didn't even bother taking the day off to celebrate the holiday, deciding instead to hold its first session on Christmas Day, 1789. It took almost a century for Congress to proclaim it a federal holiday.



Jesusrepublicanbullshit

In another thread I just bashed FB for well being FB then a friend sent me this link, so I guess FB isn't all that bad.

I don't know how to post pictures from this but they have some great ones - so if someone wants to do this for others, please do so.

This is the site - check it out:

https://www.facebook.com/Jesusrepublicanbullshit

The Season To Tell Big, Honking Lies: More `War On Christmas' Calumny From The Far Right

The Season To Tell Big, Honking Lies: More `War On Christmas' Calumny From The Far Right By Rob Boston, 2013-12-05 10:27:57

[http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/12/03/school-administrators-reported
ly-instruct-teachers-to-remove-christmas-cards-from-hallways/]reported
that a public school in Bulloch County, Ga., had banned Christmas cards.
According to the Beck site, this was done because earlier this year Americans United had demanded that the school order teachers to "curtail religious expression while teaching."The story was soon appearing on right-wing blogs and making a splash on social media. There was a big problem with it, however: It wasn't true.

http://www.talk2action.org/story/2013/12/5/102757/147
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