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Arizona legislator hides Bibles away

Arizona State Rep. Stephanie Stahl-Hamilton (D-Maricopa Co.) hid Bibles under sofa cushions in the members-only lounge.

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A member of the Arizona House turned out to be removing Bibles from a members-only area and hiding them away.

Arizona legislator gets caught

Arizona Rep. Stephanie Stahl-Hamilton (D-Maricopa Co.) apparently began hiding Bibles from the members-only lounge on March 23, 2023. Several other Members, whose names are unrecorded, noticed two Bibles vanished from a display table. Arizona’s Capitol security searched the lounge and found the Bibles – one in a refrigerator and another under a sofa cushion.

The security guards returned the Bibles to their proper place. But they disappeared again. And again, and again, and again. Finally the Sergeant at Arms ordered the installation of surveillance cameras in the lounge.

On April 10, a review of surveillance footage caught Rep. Stahl-Hamilton taking the Bibles and hiding them under a sofa cushion. TV Journalist David Caltabiano dropped this thread:

Ms. Stahl-Hamilton tried to deny taking the Bibles, but Mr. Caltabiano reminded her, “You’re caught on video.”


She is, as Mr. Caltabiano said, an ordained Presbyterian minister. But her background might provide an explanation for her behavior. She got her Bachelor of Arts in Christian Education from Eastern Nazarene College, Quincy, Mass., in 1990. From there she attended Princeton Theological Seminary and received her Master of Divinity in 2003.

Not all theological seminaries are alike, nor do they teach alike. Princeton Theological Seminary has a reputation for graduating ministers who lean left politically and even play fast and loose with Holy Scripture. Your editor knows this from having once attended a church where two PTS graduates served as senior and associate pastors.

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Terry A. Hurlbut has been a student of politics, philosophy, and science for more than 35 years. He is a graduate of Yale College and has served as a physician-level laboratory administrator in a 250-bed community hospital. He also is a serious student of the Bible, is conversant in its two primary original languages, and has followed the creation-science movement closely since 1993.

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Donald R. Laster, Jr

She needs to do some research. She will find our government is based upon the original type of government the Jews had. And she might want to study some history as well. Of the original 13 countries that comprise the US 12 have/had State supported Christian churches.


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