Friday, December 17, 2010

Busted: Your Christmas Decorations are a Violation of Federal Regs…

h/t: Salvatore Vuono

Christmas decorations and Bible verses are a flagrant violation of the "discouragement clause" of Regulation B. Thank [goodness] for the federal government rescuing small town Oklahomans from the oppressive tyranny of Christian capitalists:
Federal Reserve examiners come every four years to make sure banks are complying with a long list of regulations. The examiners came to Perkins last week. And the team from Kansas City deemed a Bible verse of the day, crosses on the teller’s counter and buttons that say "Merry Christmas, God With Us." were inappropriate. The Bible verse of the day on the bank's Internet site also had to be taken down...

Specifically, the feds believed, the symbols violated the discouragement clause of Regulation B of the bank regulations. According to the clause, "...the use of words, symbols, models and other forms of communication ... express, imply or suggest a discriminatory preference or policy of exclusion."
There was a time when I hoped that conservatives could enjoy the luxury of focusing exclusively on fiscal matters … but if conservatives and libertarians don't show up for the culture wars, the statist culture warriors will show up for us.

Discussion: Memeorandum

4 comments:

Blue said...

Nothing insane about that, eh?

I don't know which is worse, the government saying "you have to follow the rules" or the people for complying.

It's a sad, sad world we live in, Master Jack...

Merry Christmas.

Matt said...

I wonder if they would have done the same for Islamic, or pagan symbols?

Yeah, I already know the answer to that.

Mark Adams said...

I am wondering, what part of the 1st doesn't the Government get.
"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof"

JaneLovesJesus said...

"There was a time when I hoped that conservatives could enjoy the luxury of focusing exclusively on fiscal matters … but if conservatives and libertarians don't show up for the culture wars, the statist culture warriors will show up for us."

You stated it perfectly!