IFAS | Freedom Writer | December 1998 | xmas.html

Man wants to ban Christmas

Cincinnati, Ohio A Cincinnati man recently filed a federal lawsuit seeking to declare unconstitutional the federal law which makes Christmas a national public holiday. Richard Ganulin, an assistant solicitor for Cincinnati, filed the suit in U.S. District Court. The suit charges that the law violates the constitutional principle of separation of church and state because "Christmas is a religious holiday, and the Congress of the United States in not constitutionally permitted to endorse or aid any religion, purposefully or otherwise, or entanglement between our government and religious beliefs." According to Concerned Women for America's website, "the suit suggests that the federal law endorses Christianity over other religions, such as Ganulin's Judaism."

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