December 3, 2008
Utah sen. seeks Merry Christmas resolution
A Utah state lawmaker says the Legislature will be presented with a resolution asking retailers not to exclude
Merry Christmas from their holiday greetings.
State Sen. Chris Buttars, R-West Jordan, said he decided to have the resolution drafted for presentation during the 2009 legislative session after hearing from several employees of a retail store that they were barred from saying
Merry Christmas to customers, the Deseret Morning News reported Wednesday.
Buttars did not identify the retailer.
We have a war on Christmas, Buttars said.
The senator referred to the United States as a Christian nation and said the majority of U.S. citizens celebrate Christmas.
The resolution, which Buttars said will be presented to the Legislature next year, would not be subject to enforcement.