If atheist groups aren’t enough to deal with this Christmas season, now the Federal Reserve is in on the war on Christmas/Christianity.  A news article on KOCO.com is reporting that a bank in Perkins, Oklahoma has been ordered by the Federal Reserve to take down a sign that says, “Merry Christmas, God With Us” along with other Christian items.  According to the article:

“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.’

The feds interpret that to mean, for example, a Jew or Muslin or atheist may be offended and believe they may be discriminated against at this bank. It is an appearance of discrimination.”

Seriously?  Discriminatory preference or exclusion?  I highly doubt that the bank is going to inquire about a customer’s religious beliefs before doing business with him/her.  This is just more anti-Christmas/Christian subterfuge.  Nobody’s going to be discriminated against.  And if they are, it will happen whether or not the bank displays these items.  If Jews, Muslims, or atheists are really concerned about discrimination, I would think they would appreciate the bank having these items on display.  That way, these individuals can be forewarned and take their business elsewhere. 

This article on The Economic Collapse Blog makes an interesting point:

“Now, before people start screaming ‘separation of church and state’, please keep in mind that the ‘state’ is not involved here.  The local bank in Perkins is a privately-owned financial institution.  The owners of that bank should be able to express themselves however they want.

In addition, it is important to note that it was not an agency of the federal government or a federal court that ordered this private local bank to remove all traces of Christianity.

The truth is that the Federal Reserve is not part of the U.S. government.  In fact, the Federal Reserve is about as ‘federal’ as Federal Express is.

You doubt this?

Well, perhaps you will believe what the Federal Reserve is publicly saying about itself.

In defending itself against a Bloomberg request for information under the Freedom of Information Act, the Federal Reserve objected by declaring that it was ‘not an agency’ of the U.S. government and therefore it was not subject to the Freedom of Information Act.”

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