April 4, 2014

Federal appeals court say religious services can be barred from schools

NY Times

A federal appeals panel ruled on Thursday that New York City can bar religious groups from holding services in schools, reversing a lower-court decision.

The latest decision, coming in a tortured legal battle that has lasted almost two decades, was seen as significant because it addressed a further challenge by the religious groups, in which they claimed that the city’s policy violated their religious liberty rights.

The ruling does not mean that the city must force religious groups out of the schools but merely that a city prohibition on religious worship services in schools would comply with the Constitution.

2 comments:

Capt. America said...

Is this going to the Supreme Court? Let me predict that if these religious groups pay rent for the use of school facilities that the rights of money will prevail while the rights of gods will not.

Anonymous said...

Perhaps our pious brethren ought to be concerned about a superior court?
One offers the following:
"And when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, who like to pray, standing in the synagogues and at the street corners, so that they may be seen by men. Truly I say to you, that they have already received their reward.
But you, when you pray, enter into your inner chamber, and lock your door, and pray to your Father who is in secret, and your Father who sees in secret he himself shall reward you openly.
And when you pray, do not repeat your words like the pagans, for they think that because of much talking they will be heard." Matthew 6:5-7