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-32 Members of NYC Council and Over 300 Protest Expulsion of Churches

by Dr. D ~ January 19th, 2012

New York Mayor, Michael R. Bloomberg.

        (Bloomberg via Wikipedia)

32 out of 51 members of the New York City council protested, along with over 300 people including pastors from all over the city, the upcoming expulsion of over 60 churches  from meeting in NYC public schools.

Since the U.S. Supreme court refused to hear the case in December, notices of eviction have been sent out to the churches with a February 12 deadline.

Here’s links to our previous posts on this issue: 

-NY City Councilman and Others Arrested for Prayer Protest 

-Supreme Court Allows Church Ban from NYC Schools to Stand 

-U.S Court of Appeals: Churches Can be Barred from Using Schools

The churches and Council members have been trying to get the school district administrators to allow the churches to stay at least until the end of the current school year in order to find alternate meeting places but school chancellor Dennis Wolcott has refused.

Most of those involved in this situation believe that it is Mayor Michael Bloomberg that is really standing in the way of any positive resolution of this situation. You might remember that is was also Mayor Bloomberg who would not allow prayers or clergy at the 10th anniversary ceremonies in September 2011 of 9/11/01 attacks.            *Top

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1 Response to -32 Members of NYC Council and Over 300 Protest Expulsion of Churches

  1. -NY Churches Meeting in Schools Win a Stay | ANSWERS For The Faith

    […] The potential shut down of these poor community churches has caused quite a controversy but the stubborn NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg refuses to back down. It should be remembered that the rather secular Bloomberg also refused to allow any prayers or religious representation at the official 10year ‘memorial’ of 9-11-01. […]

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