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.