Senate Debates "Christmas" Tree

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The Michigan Senate has passed a resolution saying a tree in front of the state Capitol should be called a Christmas tree rather a holiday tree, as it is now.

Debate over the resolution grew heated today, with a Republican Alan Cropsey of DeWitt criticizing "elites" for attacking people of faith and forcing the tree to have a politically correct designation.

Senator Gilda Jacobs, a Huntington Woods Democrat who is Jewish, said she doesn't hate Christmas.

The resolution is symbolic and does not have the force of law.