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Bible quotes on Scottsdale Bus stops

Oct 13, 2009

I used the government run bus system to get around today and i was quite suprised to see at the government run and government paid for bus stop bible quotations in the art work.

The bus stop was in Scottsdale on the northwest corner of 68th street & Indian School Road. They had a bunch of quotes in granite blocks. One of the quotes was from Duet in the Christian Bible. I would have wrote it down if I had a pen with me.

I don't know who paid for them, I think each city pays for the bus stops in their city so the city of Scottsdale probably paid for the bible quotes at the bus stop.

Maybe some people could complain to city officials and valley metro bus officials and guv hull about this abuse of government money. I doubt if it will stop the abuse but at least we can let them know we don't approve of it. Here are a few things to help you:

  1. 1st Amendment from US Constitution
  2. Article 2 section 12 of Arizona Constitution which forbids government spending for religous krap.
  3. The email addresses of the government rulers who run the city of Scottsdale. OK its the email addresses of the mayor and city councilmen but I'm sure they like to think of themselves as royal rulers
  4. Email addresses of Valley Metro officials
  5. Arizona governor Jane Hulls Email address

U.S. Constitution AMENDMENT I

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
Arizona Constitution
Article 2 Section 12 - Liberty of conscience; appropriations for religious purposes prohibited; religious freedom

Section 12. The liberty of conscience secured by the provisions of this constitution shall not be so construed as to excuse acts of licentiousness, or justify practices inconsistent with the peace and safety of the state. No public money or property shall be appropriated for or applied to any religious worship, exercise, or instruction, or to the support of any religious establishment. No religious qualification shall be required for any public office or employment, nor shall any person be incompetent as a witness or juror in consequence of his opinion on matters of religion, nor be questioned touching his religious belief in any court of justice to affect the weight of his testimony.

Complain about this violation of Church & State to:

Add Scottsdale City Council members Add Valley Metro Bus members