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Governor replaces ‘holiday tree’ with ‘Christmas tree’

November 10, 2011

Governor Scott Walker of Wisconsin, an evangelical Christian, has changed the name of the “holiday tree” in the state capitol building back to “Christmas tree.” The tree had been called a Christmas tree from 1916 to 1985.

“He intends that to be a slight and a snub to non-Christians, otherwise he would not do it,” said Annie Laurie Gaylor, president of the Freedom from Religion Foundation.

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


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  • Posted by: lauriem5377 - Nov. 11, 2011 5:30 AM ET USA

    We aren't celebrating 'holiday'. We are celebrating Christmas. Hence, a Christmas tree. Yes, I wish I could vote for the Governor also.

  • Posted by: Ken - Nov. 10, 2011 6:38 PM ET USA

    I wish I could vote for this guy.

  • Posted by: williiam ronner - Nov. 10, 2011 4:21 PM ET USA

    More reasons to like Gov Walker