Charles, Until I read the below scripture, I had no problem with a tree put up inside a house. But, since this is the Word of God as given by the Prophet Jeremiah to Israel and His Word changes not, let it speak the words you are trying to convey. Six years ago, my husband and I have had to let it bring division between us and our families during this time of year but so be it. You have a minor child so you have a precarious situation: perhaps abiding the time there at home and keep praying for the Holy Spirit to provide a mircle of some kind to open your wife's Spiritual eyes. You have to ask yourself, "How much influence would I be on my sun if I were to be moved out of the home? But for those adults, this scripture ought to settle it once and for all. It was sin to God then and it is sin to God now. Would you bring an Obelisk into your home? Well, the Cedar Tree is another form of the obelisk to the pagan worshippers. There is a way that seem right unto a man but the end of it is death (paraphraised by me) So, it doesn't matter how we try to explain things away, what does the Bible say? g
King James Version (KJV)
1Hear ye the word which the LORD speaketh unto you, O house of Israel:
2Thus saith the LORD, Learn not the way of the heathen, and be not dismayed at the signs of heaven; for the heathen are dismayed at them.
3For the customs of the people are vain: for one cutteth a tree out of the forest, the work of the hands of the workman, with the axe.
4They deck it with silver and with gold; they fasten it with nails and with hammers, that it move not.