Wednesday, November 28, 2012
RI: Governor pulls plug on tree lighting
"Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee has pulled the plug on the state’s annual tree lighting ceremony one year after he created a yuletide controversy by changing its name to a 'holiday' tree.
The governor’s spokeswoman did not give a reason for the decision. But last year his office was flooded with thousands of telephone calls protesting the name change. Many citizens accused the Independent governor of trying to secularize Christmas. At the time, Chafee said the name change was meant to honor the state’s origin as a sanctuary of religious tolerance."
It's "tolerant" to censor Christmas???