God Rest You Merry Right-Wing Nuts

by
Abby Zimet

A substitute teacher and Tea Party member in California, home to many Sikhs, Hindus, Buddhists, Jews and other non-Christmasy types, is collecting signatures for a law that would force schoolchildren to sing Christmas carols. Merry Hyatt says her "Freedom to Present Christmas Music in Public School Classrooms or Assemblies" initiative is aimed at inviting "the prince of peace" back into kids' lives and schools to make everything okay again.

"I have two words to say about Ms. Hyatt's proposal," said Rob Boston of Americans
United for Separation of Church and State. "Blatantly
unconstitutional."

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