(WSJ) New York City Area Churches Grapple With School Ruling

The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear a Bronx church’s case on whether it can hold worship services in New York City public schools.

The decision ends a 16-year legal battle over the rights of churches in city schools and means 160 area churches have roughly two months to find new places to hold worship services.
Lawyers for the Bronx Household of Faith, an evangelical congregation that meets at P.S. 15 in the Bronx, filed a petition in late September asking the court to review a June appeals-court ruling barring churches from holding worship services on school property.

Now that congregation, along with dozens of others, has until Feb. 12 to find a substitute house of worship.

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3 comments on “(WSJ) New York City Area Churches Grapple With School Ruling

  1. BrianInDioSpfd says:

    If schools can rent out their facilities to anyone for any purpose, then they should not be able to discriminate against churches and worship!

    SCOTUS got it wrong this time, which is puzzling because in similar cases they got it right.

  2. Br. Michael says:

    Churches should also not allow the State to hold civic functions on their property, such as polling places. It goes both ways.

  3. Cennydd13 says:

    That means [b]ALL[/b] civic functions.