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Texas passes law permitting Nativity scenes in schools


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Date:
5/24/2013

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ABSTRACTTexas passes law permitting Nativity scenes in schools : News Headlines - Catholic Culture Subscribe Log in CatholicCulture Advanced Search News Commentary Liturgical Year Resource Center About Donate Shop Latest Headlines Most Important Most Popular This Week This Month Archives About CWN On the Culture On the News In Depth Analysis The City Gates Insights Reviews Off the Record Most Popular Archives Today Calendar This Month (Overview) This Season (Overview) Prayers Activities Recipes Library Website Reviews What You Need to Know Catholic Dictionary Catechism Church Fathers Most Collection Mission Leadership History Donor Information Boosters Rogues' Gallery Help/FAQ Advertise Contact Your gift counts double until 5/31: $24,002 to go in our Easter Campaign. Please help now! Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org Texas passes law permitting Nativity scenes in schools CWN - May 24, 2013 From Our Store: The Documents of the Second Vatican Council: A Summary and Guide (eBook) By margins of 145-2 in the state house and 29-0 in the state senate, Texas has passed legislation permitting public schools to display “a menorah or a Christmas image such as a nativity scene or Christmas tree, if the display includes a scene or symbol of more than one religion; or one religion and at least one secular scene or symbol.” “A display relating to a traditional winter celebration may not include a message that encourages adherence to a particular religious belief,” the legislation stated. In addition, the law provides that “a school district may educate students about the history of traditional winter celebrations, and allow students and district staff to offer traditional greetings regarding the celebrations, including: (1)’Merry Christmas’; (2)’Happy Hanukkah’; and (3) ‘happy holidays.’” Additional sources for this story Some links will take you to other sites, in a new window. Texas Legislature Passes Bill On Winter Holidays In Schools (Religion Clause) Full text of legislation (State of Texas) An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus: Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, pleas.......