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Arizona Department of Education mixes government and religion???

Jun 8, 2012

I found this handout at the main Chandler Library.

The handout offers free government meals to school children 18 years and younger.

The handout appears to be violating both the Arizona Constitution, the First Amendment of the U.S. Bill of rights along with the U.S. Department of Agriculture policies of forbidding discrimination based on ages.

The fine print on near the bottom of the handout says the U.S. Department of Agriculture prohibits discrimination in all it's programs and activities on the basis of ... age, yet at the top of the handout it clearly says the program is open to only to people who are 18 years and younger.

The handout seems to have been crated by the Arizona Department of Education which is run by Tom Horne. Tom Horne is the Superintendent of Public Instruction, Health & Nutritional Services.

The handout and the program appear to be violating the Arizona Constitution and the First Amendment of the US Constitution because the government is allowing the following religious group to give out the free meals, which seem to be paid for with taxpayer money from the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Arizona Department of Education.

World Deliverance Outreach Ministries
3029 N Alma School Road #217
Chandler, Arizona
The handout says:
Providing free meals to Arizona children

Summer Food Services

Free Meals

Served to children 18 years and younger

Places:World Deliverance Outreach Ministries 3029 N Alma School Road #217

Dates: May 29, 2012 - August 15, 2012

Meals: Breakfast Lunch

Time of Service: 9:30 - 11:30 am, 12:00 - 2:00 pm

Here is the handout you can click on it for a bigger image.


Last while the Here is the handout says that Tom Horne is the head of the Arizona Department of Education, it appears that Tom Horne is now the Attorney General of Arizona and that John Huppenthal another life time profession politician is now the head of the Arizona Department of Education.

Either way both of them should be well aware that it is a violation of both the Arizona and US Constitutions to mix religion and government.

Complain about this violation of Church & State to:

Tom Horne
Superintendent of Public Instruction
Arizona Department of Education
Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction 1535 W. Jefferson Street
Phoenix, AZ 85007

(602)542-5460
(602)542-8700

adeinbox@azed.gov

John Huppenthal
Superintendent of Public Instruction
Arizona Department of Education
Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction Phoenix, AZ 85007

(602)542-5460
(602)542-8700

adeinbox@azed.gov

Tom Horne
Arizona Attorney General
1275 West Washington Street
Phoenix, AZ 85007-2926

(602)542-5025
(800)352-8431
Fax (602)542-4085

amy.rezzonico@azag.gov

You should also complain to the members of the city of Chandler because they are allowing their library facilities to mix government and religion by allowing this handouts which violate the Arizona Constitution to be passed out in their library.

Rick Heumann
City Council
P.O. Box 4008
Chandler, AZ 85244-4008
480-782-2200
480-782-2233 Fax
Mayor&Council@chandleraz.gov
rick.heumann@chandleraz.gov
Kevin Hartke
City Council
P.O. Box 4008
Chandler, AZ 85244-4008
480-782-2200
480-782-2233 Fax
Mayor&Council@chandleraz.gov
kevin.hartke@chandleraz.gov
Trinity Donovan
City Council
P.O. Box 4008
Chandler, AZ 85244-4008
480-782-2200
480-782-2233 Fax
Mayor&Council@chandleraz.gov
trinity.donovan@chandleraz.gov
Mayor Jay Tibshraeny
Mayor's Office
P.O. Box 4008
Chandler, AZ 85244-4008
480-782-2200
480-782-2233 Fax
Mayor&Council@chandleraz.gov
jay.tibshraeny@chandleraz.gov
Matt Orlando
City Council
P.O. Box 4008
Chandler, AZ 85244-4008
480-782-2200
480-782-2233 Fax
Mayor&Council@chandleraz.gov
matt.orlando@chandleraz.gov
Jack Sellers
City Council
P.O. Box 4008
Chandler, AZ 85244-4008
480-782-2200
480-782-2233 Fax
Mayor&Council@chandleraz.gov
jack.sellers@chandleraz.gov
Jeff Weninger
City Council
P.O. Box 4008
Chandler, AZ 85244-4008
480-782-2200
480-782-2233 Fax
Mayor&Council@chandleraz.gov
jeff.weninger@chandleraz.gov