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Utah Lawmaker Proposes Resolution to Embrace Christmas

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - A Utah lawmaker is sponsoring a resolution
asking the Legislature to declare its opposition to what he calls the war on Christmas.

State Senator Chris Buttars wants retailers to embrace Christmas in their promotions, saying the United States is a Christian nation and ought to use the holiday's name.

Buttars says several fellow lawmakers support his resolution, which is still being drafted.

Jim Olsen, president of the Utah Retail Merchants Association, says it would be hard for retailers to stick to using just Christmas if they're part of national promotions that don't name the holiday.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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