Thinking Out Loud

January 31, 2012

60 New York City Churches Face Closure in Two Weeks

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.



  1. NYC prides themselves in being the leader on many things, one of which is culture. They appear to be definately showing it here with their assault on Christians, with this mass ejection and a misguided view of ‘Seperation of Church and State’. I think back again to 9/11/01 when the headlines read ‘Where was God?’ God doesn’t dwell where he is not wanted, so don’t be surprised if he as well as his wonderful blessings aren’t around.

    Comment by Joe — January 31, 2012 @ 10:56 am

  2. I understand not allowing worship services in school, but on Sundays school is not “in.” When the students are not in class and the teachers are not instructing, it is merely a school building.

    Comment by Clark Bunch — January 31, 2012 @ 7:53 pm

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