Colorado lawmaker presents resolution to protect the symbols of Christmas
A Colorado lawmaker feels a "vocal minority" have tried to ban Christmas traditions and references from the public square.
Republican Congressman Doug Lamborn is the sponsor of House Resolution 637, titled " Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the symbols and traditions of Christmas should be protected for use by those who celebrate Christmas."
"For many Americans, Christmas is a time for remembrance and celebration," Rep. Lamborn said in a release sent out on Monday. "We reflect on Jesus' message of sacrificial love and ultimate peace. It is a season filled with gratitude and joy. Yet a vocal minority have made a concerted effort to ban any and all Christmas traditions and references from the public square. This is an attack on the religious expression rights given to us in the Constitution. That's why I introduced this resolution to defend the religious liberty of all Americans. It would protect the public expression of Christmas traditions like nativities, trees, and saying 'Merry Christmas.' I urge its passage."
The resolution was introduced on Nov. 30. It was referred to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.
The resolution's text reads as follows: