Friday, November 11, 2011

WI Governor Comes Under Fire For Recognizing Christmas

The Racine Journal Times reported in this article  that Governor “Walker said the evergreen decorated with ornaments and adorned with a star in the center of Wisconsin’s Capitol Rotunda is a Christmas tree, not a holiday tree as it’s been called for the past 25 years.” 

The article also pointed out that the Freedom From Religion Foundation has opposed using the term “Christmas tree” saying “it offends nonreligious people and amounts to a government endorsement of Christianity.”    Annie Laurie Gaylor, the president of the group, “called Walker’s decision rude and insensitive to non-Christians.”

The Governor’s spokesman Cullen Werwie said, “It’s a Christmas tree.  In all honesty, I don’t know what more to say about it.”

To commend Governor Walker you may call his office at (608) 266-1212.