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Gilbert, Arizona uses Constitution Week to push the Christian religion????

Sep 20, 2013

http://constitutionweekusa.com

The city of Gilbert, Arizona's Constitution Week website which is
ConstitutionWeekUSA.com
seems to be a thinly veiled way to push the Christian religion????

In this link the city of Gilbert, Arizona seems to be preaching God and government by pushing this event about God and government. Note most of the speakers are Christian ministers or Jewish rabbis.

September 19, 2013

DON'T MISS - - One Nation Under God This event will be one of the historic events that will take place during Constitution Week, and it will move America. With Pastor John Guns, Sammie Rodriguez, Rev C.L.Bryant, Rabbi Micah Caplan, Shane Krauser, Pastor Ralph Robertson, Elder David LeSueur, Pastor Chad Hovind

That link goes on to say:
With Pastor John Guns, Sammie Rodriguez, Rev C.L.Bryant, Rabbi Micah Caplan, Shane Krauser, Pastor Ralph Robertson, Elder David LeSueur, Pastor Chad Hovind.

On Thursday, September 19, 2013, some of the most intriguing spiritual leaders from across the country and from many denominational backgrounds will join one another for a night to remember in Arizona. One Nation Under God is dedicated to calling our nation back to the Creator who endowed us all with unalienable rights as noted in the Declaration of Independence. You can be a part of this once-in-a-lifetime experience and enjoy these dynamic speakers as they come together with ideological differences but unified in their belief in God and freedom. You will be inspired and encouraged to take action, both personally and in your community, in the fight to uphold the biblical values of faith, family and freedom.

This event will be one of the historic events that will take place during Constitution Week, and it will move America. Many Americans believe America is on its deathbed. However, these local and national spiritual leaders will make it clear that God is not through with America and that a committed people can restore this country back to its founding principles. You will never view America the same way again. The awakening in America is just beginning!

More information: 480.347.8969

Here is another link on the Gilbert, Arizona web page which seems to be mixing religion and government and pushing the
"One Nation Under God" event
In this link the city of Gilbert is promoting the Boy Scouts, which is a quasi religious group which will not let atheists or gays join their group.

We think the Boy Scouts are a fine religious group, but in American it is illegal for the government to promote religious groups and the city of Gilbert should not be sponsoring religious groups.

That link goes on to say

Celebrate Constitution Week by working on Citizenship merit badges, and take your next step toward your Constitution Week Patch!

Both Scout Night events will be at Mesquite Jr. High School, in Gilbert. (130 West Mesquite, Gilbert, AZ 85233 - or click here for a map)

Scout Night will be held on Wed. 9/18, and Wed 9/25 from 7-8:30pm. Your Scout can work on one merit badge each night; two total. Merit Badge packets will be provided at the event. You do not need to print them out.

In this link the city of Gilbert has a blurb titled

"Has America Betrayed God"
That is something that should be in a church handout, not on a secular government web page.

In this link the city of Gilbert, Arizona has a blurb titled

"Patriotic Church Services"
Again that is something that should be found in a church, not on a secular government web page.

On this link the city of Gilbert has a blurb that says

God Loves America
While that may be a great statement in a religious publication it is certainly something that does not belong on the web page of a secular government in America.

On the Gilbert, Arizona web page we have this link which points to the Constitution Week web page.

Complain about this violation of Church & State to:

Gilbert Mayor John Lewis
Gilbert Town Hall
Gilbert Municipal Center
50 E. Civic Center Drive
Gilbert, AZ
85296
 
(480)503-6860
John.Lewis@gilbertaz.gov
 
Gilbert Vice Mayor Ben Cooper
Gilbert Town Hall
Gilbert Municipal Center
50 E. Civic Center Drive
Gilbert, AZ
85296
 
(480)503-6764
(602)689-8393 (Cell)
Ben.Cooper@gilbertaz.gov
 
Gilbert Councilmember Eddie Cook
Gilbert Town Hall
Gilbert Municipal Center
50 E. Civic Center Drive
Gilbert, AZ
85296
 
(480)503-6764
(480)213-8892 (Cell)
Eddie.Cook@gilbertaz.gov
 
Gilbert Councilmember Jenn Daniels
Gilbert Town Hall
Gilbert Municipal Center
50 E. Civic Center Drive
Gilbert, AZ
85296
 
(480)503-6764
(480)205-9685 (Cell)
Jenn.Daniels@gilbertaz.gov
 
Councilmember Victor Petersen
Gilbert Town Hall
Gilbert Municipal Center
50 E. Civic Center Drive
Gilbert, AZ
85296
 
(480)503-6764
(602)332-7432 (Cell)
Victor.Petersen@gilbertaz.gov
 
Gilbert Councilmember Jordan Ray
Gilbert Town Hall
Gilbert Municipal Center
50 E. Civic Center Drive
Gilbert, AZ
85296
 
(480)503-6764
Jordan.Ray@gilbertaz.gov
 
Gilbert Councilmember Jared Taylor
Gilbert Town Hall
Gilbert Municipal Center
50 E. Civic Center Drive
Gilbert, AZ
85296
 
(480)503-6764
(480)734-7073 (Cell)
Jared.Taylor@gilbertaz.gov