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The AZ Legislature chaplain has been there for 25 years. Here's the change she's noticed

A Democratic state representative is facing an ethics complaint, after being caught on a hidden camera hiding copies of the Bible in the members' lounge.

Rep. Stephanie Stahl Hamilton publicly apologized for her actions. In response to the ethics complaint, her attorneys said the incident was a “peaceful protest regarding the separation of church and state,” and that Stahl Hamilton was acting “in response to the weaponizing of religion in politics.”

The incident has reignited the conversation about the role of religion in politics, both here in Arizona and elsewhere.

The Show spoke about that with Donna Kafer, chaplain at the Arizona Legislature. She’s been there for 25 years and talked about what she considers the proper role of religion in American politics.

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Mark Brodie is a co-host of The Show, KJZZ’s locally produced news magazine. Since starting at KJZZ in 2002, Brodie has been a host, reporter and producer, including several years covering the Arizona Legislature, based at the Capitol.