Keep the baby Jesus out of politicsBy Mary Sedarous | Dec. 12, 2011
As the holiday season rolls around, religious tensions are sure to follow. Just a month ago, Gov. Scott Walker ignited a slight controversy by calling Madison's holiday tree a Christmas tree in a press release (because pine trees were an irreplaceably sacred part of Jesus' birth in the middle of a desert and have been key throughout 2000 years of subsequent Christian tradition). As you can tell, this particular issue seems quite petty. However, it signals a more important problem: America's inability to properly recognize the separation between church and State and the consequences the joining of the two bring.