State Senator Wants "Merry Christmas" to Be Florida's Official Holiday Greeting

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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.

"It establishes a religion," he said.

Keiffer called the proclamation a "slap in the face" to everyone who doesn't think Jesus was
born on December 25 or that there ever was a Jesus.

"That's very amusing. How pathetic," he said. "There are a lot of very important issues that confront our state."

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.

Keiffer said to push legislation like this shows that lawmakers have their heads in the wrong place.

The resolution Siplin proposed on December 22 of last year, nearly identical to the one he filed today, died before it saw any debate.


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KennyPowersII
KennyPowersII

The same ass clown who is attempting to reinstate prayer in the classroom. He is consistent.

Chaz Stevens
Chaz Stevens

I would agree to this idea if we added a little S. Florida to it.

Merry Fucking Christmas

Virgil Starkwell
Virgil Starkwell

I'm drafting legislation now that would relocate the "official" state mistletoe to just beneath my waist.

Virgil Starkwell
Virgil Starkwell

This is a most important piece of legislation, vital to our national security and important to our economic recovery.

It's time we put the fuck back into fucktard, and State Senator Siplin has done just that.

Lifelong Dem
Lifelong Dem

Go see how many bills he voted for that allowed insurance companies to raise our rates and similar crimes against the people. Your tax dollars at work, Republican voters.

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