The countdown is down to final days, so churches grouped together to appeal to the Mayor of New York City to stop the eviction of 60 churches from public schools. CBN News has the details (use the link to watch the video). Imagine this scene multiplied in cities across the U.S. and Canada…
More than 60 church congregations hold services inside a New York City public school each Sunday. Many, however, may soon find themselves without a place to worship.
The city’s Department of Education is set to evict the estimated 17,000 people in just two weeks because of a policy banning worship services in public schools.
New York City churches are uniting to urge their lawmakers to reverse the ban.
More than a thousand churchgoers rallied against the measure Sunday, marching from the Brooklyn Bridge into Manhattan and on to City Hall…
…One of the demonstrators, Pastor Sal Sabino of Heavenly Vision Christian Center, urged Mayor Michael Bloomberg to step up to the plate and defend the city’s Christian population.
“Mayor, you know that we have over 60 congregations that will be homeless as of February 12, 2012,” Sabino said. “We know you know. You are our mayor, and we love you. But you have the power to stop this.”
…The state legislature could take up a measure this week, reversing the policy that now bans worship services in public schools.