The Federal Reserve vs. Christmas

I’ve never been one to get caught up in the whole “War On Christmas” debacle that Bill O’Reilly likes to make money off of (which he has every right to do, just as I have the right to not buy his crap).  But in one very egregious instance, he may have a point.

The Federal Reserve is pointing its proverbial guns at an Oklahoma bank that has dared to celebrate the holiday.  Apparently it’s not enough that the Federal Reserve has debased our currency.  Now they’re trashing free expression, in the form of telling these bank employees that expressing their Christian values (wearing crosses, displaying Bible verses) is tantamount to “discrimination.”

You can make an argument that the actions of these employees might not be a smart business decision (although this is the Bible Belt).  Maybe there’s something to be said if the employees are forced to display religious iconography against their own personal values.  But that doesn’t appear to be the case.  You have the government’s central bank telling a private bank what is and is not an appropriate form of expression.

If customers don’t like what’s going on, they can bank somewhere else.


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