So If the Governor Holds a Hanukkah Celebration at the State House, Will He Call it the “Candle Holiday”?
… at which he displays a candelabra rather than a menorah?
In view of his renaming of this event,
Governor Chafee is facing criticism from State Representatives for calling the annual tree lighting in the state house a “holiday” tree lighting instead of a Christmas tree lighting.
the Governor should clarify how far he believes we should go with taking the religion out of holidays. Or does it only need to happen with one religion in particular?
[WPRO’s John Depetro has started a petition on his Facebook Page.] UPDATE
Depetro just read a statement from the Governor pointing out that referring to this event as a “holiday tree lighting” continues past practices of prior governors. I would suggest that the Governor needs to correct this erroneous blandizing of the event and revert to its more accurate name. Certainly the Governor did not allowed precedent to stop him from taking a new direction in another matter.