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.