Sonoran Alliance Story on Banned Bible Study Changes Departments

Seems the anonymous "Chewie" over at Sonoran Alliance blog doesn't know his DES from his DOR.

As we reported yesterday, a spokeswoman for the state Department of Economic Security told us that, despite what Chewie had reported, her cafeteria was Bible-thumper accessible. (She didn't use that exact phrase, of course).

Today, Sonoran Alliance writes in an unsigned post that the incident -- in which someone allegedly told a Bible group that their lunchtime meeting was prohibited -- actually occurred in the Department of Revenue's cafeteria.

So we called Sean Laux, DOR public information officer. He checked with the building's cafeteria management and the DOR operations director.

"This incident never occured here," Laux says emphatically.

Next, we'll probably find out the alleged incident actually occurred in the cafeteria of the Saudia Arabia Ministry of Islamic Affairs.

Or maybe on "Chewie's" home planet.

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Ray Stern has worked as a newspaper reporter in Arizona for more than two decades. He's won numerous awards for his reporting, including the Arizona Press Club's Don Bolles Award for Investigative Journalism.