A New Jersey town has found themselves embroiled in a Christmas scandal this week after city councilwoman Charlene Storey resigned from her posts following a vote that changed the town’s annual tree lighting ceremony to a “Christmas” tree lighting ceremony.
According to ABC 7, Storey sent in her resignation moments after the vote, but has now taken it back and intends to remain on the council.
For the last 20 years, the tree lighting ceremony has been called a “holiday tree lighting” thanks to politically correct liberals. Recently, Roselle Park mayor Carl A. Hokanson decided her wanted to bring the word “Christmas” back into the mix, so he put it to a vote. The council voted 4-2 to rename it a “Christmas tree lighting,” and Storey turned in her resignation the next morning.
“This is using municipal funds to have an event – the tree lighting event and so on. I think if you’re using municipal funds, you have to be careful to be representing as large a part as the population as possible,” said Storey.
Hokanson, however, isn’t having any of it.
“For 64 years of my life, it was a Christmas tree. That’s what it is. I don’t mean to offend anybody in any way, shape or form, but it is a Christmas tree,” says Mayor Hokanson, “It’s not a holiday tree, it’s not a pear tree – it’s a Christmas tree, and this is the season.”
On December 11, the CHRISTMAS TREE in this New Jersey town will be lit. Take that, liberals!