US Court again causes NYC churches to suffer

NEW YORK CITY (TAB) — The U.S. Second Court of Appeals recent decision upheld a policy that prohibits “religious worship services” or using a public school building in New York City as a “house of worship.” The 2–1 decision enables the city’s Board of Education to evict as many as 80 congregations that currently use school facilities as places to gather for worship. Although schools cannot be used as “houses of worship,” the Board of Education’s policy does permit individuals and other organizations to use school facilities and allows religious groups to use schools “for prayer, singing hymns, religious instruction, expression of religious devotion, or the discussion of issues from a religious point of view,” according to the Second Circuit Court.
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