Tennessee is one step closer to passing their own Merry Christmas Bill. On Monday, February 24 2014, the Tennessee State Senate unanimously passed a measure similar to other states that allows for the recognition of Christmas in public schools without fear of lawsuit. We assume the measure must now go before the House in Tennessee. This bill has been in the works since last summer.
Under the measure Christmas can be taught in the classroom as long as more than one religious viewpoint is offered and that secular symbols are included. Teachers and students would be allowed to say “Merry Christmas” without fear of charges of discrimination or of lawsuit.
Modeled after the so-called “Merry Christmas Bill” of Texas, famously passed nearly a year ago, Tennessee joins several other state in seeking protection for Christmas in public schools.