December 20, 2013
Rep. Doug Lamborn (R-Colo.) and 36 other members of the House have proposed a resolution that defends the symbols and traditions of Christmas while frowning upon any attempt to ban references to the holiday.
The two-page resolution, H.Res. 448, say the First Amendment to the Constitution guaranteeing freedom of religion was never meant to “prohibit any mention of religion or reference to God in civic dialogue.”
It says the House “recognizes the importance of the symbols and traditions of Christmas,” and that it “strongly disapproves of attempts to ban references to Christmas.” It also expresses support for anyone who uses Christmas symbols during the holiday.