PHOENIX (KPHO/Gray News) - A lawmaker is accused of hiding Bibles from a lounge area at the Arizona State Capitol.
KPHO reports that Bibles were vanishing from the House’s members-only lounge and the situation prompted a security team to place a camera in the room to help get some answers.
And according to the video, the culprit is an ordained minister who’s also a Democratic state lawmaker.
The video reportedly shows Rep. Stephanie Stahl Hamilton swiping two Bibles in a matter of minutes.
It’s a move that Republican Pro-Tempore Speaker Travis Grantham believes is sinister.
“When I’m watching that, I’m thinking, ‘Well, this is obviously someone who’s got some purpose and some intent, and they know they’re doing something bad,” Grantham said.
The House’s security team said they spotted one of the holy books buried in furniture in the lounge and another in the community refrigerator.