December 20, 2007

Southwestern Oklahoma State University Bans The Word “Christmas”

Read our Dec. 21 News Release Update.

Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford has issued a disturbing directive forbidding employees to use the word "Christmas." According to the university provost, this directive was given by the University upon legal advice of the Oklahoma Attorney General, W.A. Drew Edmondson (who denies any involvement). Liberty Counsel sent a demand letter to the University following a complaint from a University affiliate.

The controversy began when the University's Director of Human Resources recently visited various departments and said that decorations featuring the word "Christ" or Christmas" in any areas of the University must be immediately removed.

He also instructed the employees not so use the word "Christmas" in emails. Read our News Release for more details.

The University web site says "Happy Holidays" although it is adorned with red and green and decorated Christmas trees.

We need your help today!

Tell the University's president to help save Christmas from the censors! He needs to hear from thousands of Americans who can point out the absurdity of banning the word "Christmas." After all, Christmas is a state and federal legal holiday!

Contact information for University President John M. Hays: Telephone (580) 774-3766, Fax (580) 774-7101, email

Please be kind and respectful when you call or email.

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