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Speaker Hastert: Holiday Tree to Be Renamed Christmas Tree

Reported by Marie Therese - November 29, 2005

As News Hound Ellen reported yesterday, FOX News published a report entitled "Holiday Trees Arrive At Capitol, White House." Ellen called them on their hypocrisy. Today, GOP Speaker of the House Denny Hastert has proclaimed that the word "Holiday" shall be changed back to the word "Christmas." Does the Speaker read News Hounds? From FOXNews.com, dated today:

WASHINGTON — House Speaker Dennis Hastert has told federal officials that the lighted, decorated tree on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol, known in recent years as the "Holiday Tree," should be renamed the "Capitol Christmas Tree."

The name change on Tuesday comes one day after the Engelmann spruce was delivered from New Mexico to Capitol Hill for decorations and displays until Jan. 2.

Hastert will light the tree, referred to as the "People's Tree" by the New Mexico-based committee that delivered it, during a ceremony on Dec. 8.

The re-named tree was called a Christmas Tree until the late 1990s, when it was changed to the name "Holiday Tree." The source of the name change in the 1990s is unclear, but this year's Web site could not be changed and still refers to it as a holiday tree.

Calling a Christmas tree a Christmas tree has become a politically charged prospect in jurisdictions across the country, from Boston to Sacramento and in dozens of communities in between. The city of Boston changed the name of its Holiday Tree back to Christmas Tree after being threatened with several lawsuits.

While the political correctness has trapped some communities into taking the Christianity out of Christmas in order to accommodate the minority of Americans who don't celebrate the holiday, the White House continues to call its tree a Christmas Tree.

To read the rest of the article go to FOXNews.com

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In other words, all you heathens and pagans who don't believe in OUR God, love it or leave it! Get lost!! Scram! Vamoose! Hasta la vista, baby! Take a hike!

Up with Christmas!

Down with Jews, Muslims, Jehovah's Witnesses, Athiests, Agnostics, Hindus, Buddhists, Scientologists and anyone else who hasn't hopped on the Christian Lord's bandwagon!


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