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Washington - NYC Ban On After-School Worship Services Stands

Published on: December 5, 2011 10:42 AM
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Washington - The Supreme Court has rejected an evangelical church’s plea to overturn New York City’s ban on after-hours religious worship services at public schools.

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The justices on Monday left in place a federal appeals court ruling that upheld the city’s policy.

The Bronx Household of Faith is an evangelical Christian church that has held Sunday services at P.S. 15 in the Bronx since 2002. The church services have been allowed to continue pending the outcome of the school’s lawsuit against the city.

The church says the city allows many groups to use school buildings after hours. But the city says that it risks blurring church-state separation if it allows worship services in public schools.

The city says that roughly five dozen congregations used public schools for their religious services in 2009.


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 Dec 06, 2011 at 12:42 AM Esq Says:

Better they sd b on the street than engaging in religious study. What is this country coming to. It was only a couple of generations ago they added Under gd in the pledge of allegiance, good they did it before it became a crime to be a religious person

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