A Christian business owner has informed the Rhode Island Governor that he may take back the Christmas tree he donated to the State House for the annual Christmas tree lighting celebration. Gov. Lincoln Chafee proclaimed it must be referred to as a "holiday" tree. For the past five years, John Leyden, the owner of Big John Leyden Christmas Trees, has donated a Christmas tree to the State House Rotunda for the annual event. But this year, Chafee says it cannot be called a "Christmas tree," claiming this counters Rhode Island's founding as a haven for religious tolerance, where government and religion were kept separate.
You can make a difference this year. Please take the opportunity to help bring back Christmas to the state of Rhode Island! Call Gov. Chaffee's office today at (401) 222-2080 and urge him to reverse his decision.
The Governor's decision shows clear discrimination against Christmas. More than 70% of Americans polled would rather be wished "Merry Christmas" than "Happy Holidays." Anyone knows the green, pointed, prickly trees we decorate in December are called 'Christmas Trees.' A Christmas tree celebrates only one holiday and it is called Christmas. Gov. Lincoln Chafee ought to wake up and exercise common sense.
Liberty Counsel launched its ninth annual "Friend or Foe Christmas Campaign" to educate and, if necessary, litigate to make sure religious viewpoints are not censored during Christmas.
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