Texas gov. signs 'Merry Christmas' law; says religious freedom is not freedom from religion

  • by: WILL WEISSERT , Associated Press
  • Updated: June 14, 2013 - 5:09 PM

AUSTIN, Texas — Surrounded by sleigh bell-ringing Santa Claus impersonators, Gov. Rick Perry on Thursday signed a law protecting Christmas and other holiday celebrations in Texas public schools from legal challenges — but also stressed that freedom of religion is not the same thing as freedom from religion.

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