In, 1985, in a fit of political correctness, the state of Wisconsin changed the name of the tree that stands in the capitol rotunda for the holidays, from Christmas tree to Holiday tree.
Well, now, they want to change it back! In a victory in the war on Christmas, a Democratic assemblyman has introduced a bill to officially change the name of the tree back to “Christmas Tree”, like it should have been all the time.
The 35-foot tall balsam fir standing proudly in the rotunda of the Wisconsin Capitol is a familiar annual December display, but it’d be a mistake to call it a “Christmas tree,” much to the dismay of one Badger State lawmaker now leading a legislative fight to change the name of the evergreen.
The General Assembly is expected to vote Tuesday on the bill proposed by Rep. Marlin Schneider, a Democrat, who wants the tree to be known officially as the State of Wisconsin Christmas Tree.
The tree “celebrates one holiday and that holiday is Christmas,” Schneider told FOX News. “It was called a Christmas tree from 1916 until 1985 when political correctness took over, and then we decided it would become a holiday tree. But what it really is, is a Christmas tree, and there’s nothing really wrong with that,” Schneider said.
But, of course, everyone does not share in the complete logic of calling Christmas tree a Christmas tree. A group that prides itself on “separation of church and state” says that changing it back would endorse Christianity. NUTS!
Annie Laurie Gaylor, a spokesperson for the Freedom From Religion Foundation, a separation of church and state watchdog group, said she considers the proposed name change offensive.
Officially calling the tree a Christmas tree, she said, would amount to a state endorsement of Christianity.
“The word Christmas does have religious significance and to deny it is sort of preposterous,” Gaylor said.
Offensive. Well, I think SHE is offensive. These ACLU anti American , let’s give our 11 year old girls birth control, ban military from campus, left wing wackadoos are really starting to hurt more people than they can imagine. Something is going to come to a-head one day. It has to. History repeats itself over and over. Just look at what happened to Roman Empire at the end. They were destroyed from within.