Jesus Kicked Out of School

Bad news. Those poor, poor discriminated-against Christians, with nowhere else to hold services, may be forced out into the cold streets of New York.

Supreme Court nixes use of NYC public schools for services; 60 churches could be homeless by Feb. 12 

The case, Bronx Household of Faith v. Board of Education of the City of New York, has been churning through the courts for 16 years.

“We’re extremely disappointed,” said Jack Roberts, co-pastor of Bronx Household of Faith, an evangelical church which has been meeting at Public School 15 for the past nine years.

“I see it as having a chilling effect on religious freedom in our country.”

Exactly. A chilling effect. Literally. Nice Christians will be begging for crumbs on the sidewalks, rubbing their hands together over makeshift fires burning in oil drums, sleeping in cardboard boxes set up on ventilator grates.

I just don’t know what they’ll do. Unless it’s meet in the “approximately 2000 churches and 4000 informal places of worship such as community halls and homes,” or possibly the world’s largest world’s largest cathedral, the Episcopal Church of St. John the Divine.

For comparison, one unverified datum suggests there are only 174 Starbucks coffee shops in the entire city.

But still.

How sad.

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  • http://ogremk5.wordpress.com OgreMkV

    How many school buildings are in New York? That would be really telling I think.

  • JoeBuddha

    Less than 200 Starbucks? How do you survive over there?

  • Mike de Fleuriot

    I think Capt Kirk here, “What does a God need a Starship for?”

  • Phillip IV

    OgreMKV @ #1:

    How many school buildings are in New York? That would be really telling I think.

    There are only about 1200 public schools, but they’re a lot more crowded than the churches (and their coffee probably can’t compare to Starbucks).

  • EnoNomi

    I wouldn’t mind if they paid far market value for the rented space, the schools could sure use the money. But since they’re using schools more than any other vacant property, I’m guessing they got a large discount that just covered the cost of electricty and cleaning staff.

  • Anubis Bloodsin the third

    ‘“We’re extremely disappointed,” said Jack Roberts, co-pastor of Bronx Household of Faith, an evangelical church which has been meeting at Public School 15 for the past nine years’

    ‘Paul Curtis, pastor of Crossroads Christian Church in Brooklyn, said he is scrambling to find another space after spending the last four years in the High School of Telecommunications, Arts and Technology.’

    Anyone wonder where these cults were before they infested the education buildings?
    And what bright spark allowed them to infect in the first place?

    They are a rather hardy virus…bit of a pain to get rid of!

  • Reese M

    I can’t help but think if these schools were doing a great job teaching kids to think for themselves, there would be no churches for them to whore themselves out to. Just sayin’.


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