A secular advocacy group called on Gov. Doug Ducey (R., Ariz.) to remove a religious post on the governor’s Facebook page from Easter, but the governor does not intend to take it down.
Secular Communities for Arizona claimed the governor’s post violated the separation of church and state, arguing “elected officials should not use their government position and government property to promote their religious views,” the Arizona Republic reports. The post included a cross, a Bible verse, and the phrase, “He is risen.”
Ducey responded to criticism of the post in a Thursday tweet.
We won’t be removing this post. Ever. Nor will we be removing our posts for Christmas, Hanukkah, Rosh Hashanah, Palm Sunday, Passover or any other religious holiday. We support the First Amendment, and are happy to provide copies of the Constitution to anyone who hasn’t read it. https://t.co/UzZpLAzzuW
— Doug Ducey (@dougducey) April 25, 2019
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