The state of Kentucky raised eyebrows through a letter sent from the governor indicating this year’s Christmas tree will, in fact, be called a holiday tree.
The letter immediately drew the ire of local Christian leaders.
Beshear administration spokeswoman Cindy Lanham says the holiday tree reference is meant to be inclusive of Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah and New Year’s. People found out about it Tuesday when the state sent a letter looking for someone to donate a tree.
Republican Senate President David Williams of Burkesville says Beshear is putting political correctness ahead of Kentucky values.