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.
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.