Ed Morrissey notes that he called the office of the OK AG to verify the claim he found:
I'm putting this at the top because early callers to the AG's office claims this isn't true, and they are wishing people a Merry Christmas when greeting callers. So I called there myself, and spoke with Emily Lang, spokesperson for the AG. Ms Lang confirms that they are greeting callers with "Merry Christmas" as a means of refuting this story. AG Edmundson did not issue this order, she insists; they are checking with assistant AGs to see if the advisory ever existed at all. At any rate, the AG does not believe state workers should refrain from Christmas greetings.
Ms. Lang wants people to know that they have a Christmas tree in the office, and hopes everyone has a Merry Christmas.
That's a relief.
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Will was right, when he wrote: "The first thing we must do is kill all the lawyers.."
Mark Tapscott is reporting that Oklahoma Attorney General Drew Edmondson has banned the use of the word Christmas at Southwestern Oklahoma State University. You really can't just make this stuff up.
Now the Okie Napoleon is banning 'Christmas'
Oklahoma attorney general Drew Edmondson drew national scorn earlier this year when he arrested Paul Jacob of the Sam Adams Alliance and two colleagues on trumped-up charges that they violated a discredited state law requiring all circulators of initiative petititons in Sooner Land to be residents.
Now the Okie Napoleon is banning Christmas!
I am not making this up (because I am from Oklahoma and this guy is an Embarrassment).
Edmondson issued an advisory opinion to officials at Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford advising them that the word "Christmas" should not be spoken by any employee of the state school, not written in any official holiday decorations.
Is it the meaning of the season that scares these people or is it something else entirely? Are the non-believers so afraid tht their non-beliefs will be challenged by a simple greeting that they can't even bear to the word for fear that they might be "saved?"
Cricky its insanity!
Merry Christmas y'all!
UPDATE 2: Did he or Didn't He?