posted on Oct, 27 2003 @ 07:47 AM
An interesting find on snopes.com...
Claim: By proclamation of Governor George W. Bush, 10 June 2000 was 'Jesus Day' in Texas.
Examples: [Collected on the Internet, 2000]
Throughout the world, people of all religions recognize Jesus Christ as an example of love, compassion, sacrifice and service. Reaching out to the
poor, the suffering and the marginalized, he provided moral leadership that continues to inspire countless men, women and children today.
To honor his life and teachings, Christians of all races and denominations have joined together to designate June 10 as Jesus Day. As part of this
celebration of unity, they are taking part in the 10th annual March for Jesus in cities throughout the Lone Star State. The march, which began in
Austin in 1991, is now held in nearly 180 countries. Jesus Day challenges people to follow Christ's example by performing good works in their
communities and neighborhoods. By nursing the sick, feeding the poor or volunteering in homeless shelters, everyone can play a role in making the
world a better place.
I urge all Texans to answer the call to serve those in need. By volunteering their time, energy or resources to helping others, adults and youngsters
follow Christ's message of love and service in thought and deed.
Therefore, I, George W. Bush, Governor of Texas, do hereby proclaim June 10, 2000, Jesus Day in Texas and urge the appropriate recognition whereof, in
official recognition whereof, I hereby affix my signature this 17th day of April, 2000.
Origins: Yes, it's true. Texas Governor George W. Bush
signed a memorandum on 17 April 2000 proclaiming 10 June to be 'Jesus Day' in Texas, a day that "challenges people to follow Christ's example by
performing good works in their communities and neighborhoods."
The proclamation was viewable in the Governor's section of the the web site for the State of Texas, but only the last few months' proclamations are
kept on the site, so this one is no longer available.
Note, however, that Governor Bush did not simply decide to create an arbitrary 'Jesus Day' for the State of Texas. His proclamation was issued in
support of a national celebration of Jesus Day, an annual event supported by proclamations from other governors and mayors throughout America as well.
Last updated: 30 July 2000