Federal Appeals Court Upholds NYC's Ban on Worship Services at Public Schools
An appeals court in New York City on Thursday ruled that the Board of Education was abiding by the law in prohibiting the Bronx Household of Faith from using public school facilities for worship services during off-hours.
The 2-1 vote, a reversal of a 2012 injunction against the city, comes amid a decades-long battle between church leaders and city officials. The plaintiff's attorneys say they are considering appealing, once more, to the Supreme Court.
Robert Hall, pastor of the Bronx Household of Faith, said he was "very sad" about the court's decision, according to the New York Daily News.
"This is about our rights. There seems to be an increasing attempt to marginalize Christianity in civilization," added Hall....
Interestingly, "Christianity Today," which angers as many Evangelicals as many that it makes happy, supported the use of this NYC school district buildings for such religious purposes, and if I'm reading the "Time" article right it certainly gave the church's position quite well, too, Court: NYC Can Ban Church Service In Public School.
To some degree I agree with this. There is a Pentecostal prostitute (Proverbs 7) church on every street corner now, I don't want my tax money now supporting public schools to go to being used as a [email protected]? house for these false churches. It's bad enough now with the Feds giving vouchers to RCC and Pentecostal church schools without accountability of where the money is going.