Gov. Lincoln Chafee Refuses To Have A Tree Lighting Ceremony

And this guy is nominally a Republican?

(WPRI) There will be no Christmas tree lighting ceremony on Smith Hill this year.

A spokeswoman for Gov. Lincoln Chafee tells Eyewitness News the tree will be on display at the State House as usual, and is in the process of being decorated. However, the governor will not be hosting a formal lighting ceremony.

Instead, local school choruses will be invited to sing at the State House in a series of concerts leading up to Christmas.

If you remember, Chafee refused to call it a Christmas tree last year, referring to it as a “holiday tree.” One of the comments is perfect

All I want to know is since they are trying to separate church from state as to not offend people, will the Governors office be closed on Christmas Day to assist the people from Rhode Island? just saying….

Good point. If people like Chafee refuse to acknowledge the reason for the season, then they should be working on Christmas, which falls on a Tuesday this year. They should refuse all holiday pay, and not get an extra day off. Nor leave work early on Christmas Eve.

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6 Responses to “Gov. Lincoln Chafee Refuses To Have A Tree Lighting Ceremony”

  1. Woody says:

    I’m a Republican (libertarianish) and a Christian, and I would prefer that my government not spend my tax money on such extraneous stuff. They don’t need to pardon turkeys either.

  2. This is the same Lincoln Chaffee who was a “Republican” in the Senate, undermining every conservative initiative, voting with the Democrats. This is the “Republican” who the Senate Republican Committee committed over $1 million dollars to when he was challenged by an actual Republican in the primary and who would have supported Republican efforts in the Senate.

    This idiot is the reason why I continue to support groups like the Club for Growth to get the RINOs out – and he’s also the reason why the Republican Senate Committee will never get a dollar from me again.

  3. Gumball_Brains says:

    Amen to both of you two.

    If he is not a believer in Christmas, then why force kids to come to the House for his benefit to sing?

    oh, right… its for his benefit.

    RINOS. no better than a socialist democrat.

  4. Trish says:

    Bah f’ing humbug.
    Either you have a tree lighting or you don’t. But don’t ruin my Christmas spirit by being an idiot. And that goes for every single town, municipality, state and any other form of government. If it’s been tradition then DON’T change it. If not, don’t start it. But meanwhile don’t be a freaking grinch just to make headlines.

  5. Gumball_Brains says:

    I think I love you Trish.

  6. Trish says:

    Feelings mutual gb!!!

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