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U.S. Postal Service Allegedly Canceled Christmas Stamps for Being Too Religious

Posted by M. C. on December 20, 2018

On the bright side the USPS isn’t killing Christians and driving them out of the country like our “friends” in the ME.

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2018/12/20/u-s-postal-service-allegedly-canceled-christmas-stamps-for-being-too-religious/?_sm_byp=iVVk6f8ft8rnnvMM

by John Carney

Tavia Hunt was only looking to print some nice stamps for the family Christmas cards. But what she found might become a pivotal Supreme Court case testing the deep state’s war against Christmas.

Lawyers for Hunt on Thursday sent a letter to the U.S. Postal Service demanding an explanation for a policy adopted in early 2017 that allegedly bars “all religious content” from being used on U.S. postal stamps, even those created privately through third-party printers authorized to create customized stamps.

A bar on religious imagery in stamps would be unconstitutional, according to Tavia’s lawyers at First Liberty Institute, a legal group dedicated exclusively to defending religious freedom for all Americans.

A few days after she had uploaded the photo to Zazzle, a company licensed to create customized stamps, Hunt learned that her order had been cancelled. The company said the image violated its content policy.

When Hunt asked Zazzle to clarify what was wrong with the image, she was told by a company representative that it was the prominence of the cathedral that violated the content policy. The company backed off of that position when Hunt said in an email that this appeared to be a “ban on religion.” The next day it told her that her order was approved and would be shipped soon…

Later, Stamps.com told Hunt’s assistant Ashleigh that “all religious content is forbidden no matter the intent or faith.”

In other words, Zazzle and Stamps.com were not rejecting Hunt’s stamps because of their policies. They were rejecting them because of what they understand to be a regulation of the United States Postal Service. As Postal Service vendors they are obligated to follow rules set by the government…

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