Skip to comments.Rhode Island Outraged Over “Holiday Tree”
Posted on 11/27/2012 9:05:17 PM PST by doug from upland
By Todd Starnes
A Rhode Island lawmaker is calling Gov. Lincoln Chafee Governor Grinch after he defied lawmakers and decided that the state would have a holiday tree instead of a Christmas tree.
The governor defended his decision by arguing that it is in keeping with the states founding in 1636 by religious dissident Roger Williams as a haven for tolerance where government and religion were kept separate.
Instead of arguing over the tree, the governor called on lawmakers to focus their energy on feeding the poor.
I would encourage all those engaged in this discussion whatever their opinion on the matter to use their energy and enthusiasm to make a positive difference in the lives of their fellow Rhode Islanders, Chafee told the Associated Press.
But Rep. Doreen Costa, called the governor a Grinch.
Hes just to the left as far as left as you can possibly be, the Republican lawmaker told Fox News & Commentary. He tries to be politically correct 24-7.
Costa sponsored a resolution last January declaring the tree customarily erected in December be referred to as a Christmas tree and not as a holiday tree or other non-traditional terms.
He is refusing to honor whats passed in the House of Representatives, she said. Thats more concerning than anything else.
(Excerpt) Read more at radio.foxnews.com ...
La Palma, CA also calls it “holiday tree”
Laguna Beach “holiday lighting”
Chaffey cancels the ceremony
Chafee didn’t leave the Republican party soon enough.
***Instead of arguing over the tree, the governor called on lawmakers to focus their energy on feeding the poor.***
That’s just what’s being done, Governor.
It is written: ‘Man does not live by bread alone’.
Hey, Rhode Island elected that milquetoast faggot Chafee and they deserve exactly what they voted for.
Cultural Marxism continues.
You said it!....
A holiday tree ( or bush ) is what one buys in Muslim countries where Christmas is illegal. I’ve done it. Just thought they would like to know.
I wonder if the old atheist is aware that the word "holiday" is derived from "holy day"?
GOP pols like him who change parties for political expediency show just how far to the left a lot of Republican politicians actually are.
Possibly more interesting is that the notion of a Christmas tree, or even celebrating Christmas as a uniquely special day, wasn’t done among the early New England settlers. It was a German custom.
In fact, the Christmas tree didn’t show up in America till at earliest around 1800 and didn’t really become popular till mid-century or later.
How about tolerating Christianity?
He should be boiled in pudding, and buried with a stake of holly through his heart.
My new Governor called it like it is. She said a Christmas tree is just that and a Menorah is NOT a candle holder!
Get yourself OVER here, Doug! Tell you-know-who that there’s lots of you-know-what shops here!!! And they’re really nice people.
Come on over, Dude!
We Americans wouldn’t want to “offend” our muzzie friends with our Christianity now, would we?
Hi Gramma. Hope you have been well.
Yep! Hope you have been, too, Doug!!!
Let’s get rid of Rhode Island.
Combine Rhode Island, Conn, Mass, Vt, Maine, NH into 1 state and give it 1 electoral vote.
We can combine NY and NJ while we’re at it, and give them 1 vote also.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.