U.S. Supreme Court Refuses To Hear Case To Lift Ban on School Church Services
We just found something very interesting. Why is it that people who do not want religion in schools can make a stand and win their case but churches can’t rally together and stop abuse in the house of God? The church seems to fight for certain things but hush up on others. Though we think the cause is worth fighting, when will we as the Body of Christ start fixing the issues within the church instead of worrying about where we will worship? This may be an opportunity to look within and lift some bans there.
Read report below:
For more than 10 years, The Bronx Household of Faith has been fighting against a city policy banning schools from being used after hours for “religious services or instruction.”
The battle began in 1994 after the church was denied access to the Anne Cross Mersereau Middle School in the Bronx.
Bronx Household lost an initial lawsuit and an appeal.
The high court’s refusal to hear the case means the lower U.S. appeals court decision will stand.
Alliance Defense Fund attorney Jordan Lorence said Monday’s decision now opens the door to potential problems for other churches meeting in public schools across the country.
“It will not force other schools to throw out the churches, but I think that it could introduce this option to them, that if for any reason there is members on the school board that want to get rid of the churches, this would give them an excuse to do so,” Lorence explained.
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