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Arizona governor won’t remove Easter Facebook greeting

FILE - In this April 3, 2019 file photo, Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey talks to reporters outside the West Wing of the White House in Washington following a meeting with President Donald Trump. Ducey is rejecting demands to take down a social media post sending Easter greetings and citing a Bible verse. The Republican who is a practicing Catholic on Thursday, April 25, 2019. posted on Twitter and Facebook his response to a Secular Communities for Arizona request to remove the Easter post from his official Facebook page. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey is rejecting demands to take down a social media post sending Easter greetings and citing a Bible verse.

The Republican who is a practicing Catholic on Thursday posted on Twitter and Facebook his response to a Secular Communities for Arizona request to remove the Easter post from his official Facebook page.

The group sent a letter to Ducey on Tuesday, saying the post crossed a line into government sponsorship of religious messages and was unconstitutional.

Ducey responded: “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.”

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