Group challenges tri-city 'Bible Week'

PHOENIX (AP) The state Civil Liberties Union is protesting the proclamation of Nov. 20-27 as Bible Week in three Phoenix-area cities, saying it violates the Bill of Rights' separation of church and state.

The mayors of Scottsdale, Tempe and Gilbert bowed to a request from the New York-based Layman's National Bible Association to proclaim Bible Week in their cities.

Most other Valley municipalities turned it down.

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