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Published On: Wed, Dec 4th, 2013

Who is behind the ‘It’s OK to say Merry Christmas’ signs popping up in a Washington town

Signs are popping up in a Washington state town, Redmond, with the proclamation “It’s OK to say Merry Christmas.”

KCPQ is reporting that the source of the signs is still a mystery and the attempt to quell the neutral “Happy Holidays” is getting mixed responses.

Its ok to say merry Christmas signMayor John Marchione says he plans to allow them to continue hanging, as he told KCPQ-TV that they are in the city’s right of way, which is considered a free-speech area.

“The signs are placed in the city right-of-way,” he said. “It’s available for free speech and this is a form of free speech like political signs and other signs.”

The city says a faith-based message or any other message is permitted to be displayed along city right-of-ways as long as they’re not discriminatory.

Bible verses are also present on the signs: For Example, Romans 1:16, reads, “For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes: first to the Jew, then to the Gentile.”

While the headline in the story called the signs “controversial,” it hardly appears to be the case.
 
No one or group has taken responsibility for the signs.
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